WSJ.com - Showdown of the Giants: "Can the nation's largest phone carriers morph into state-of-the-art cable-TV providers? Several are eager to prove that they can.
Verizon Communications Inc. and SBC Communications Inc. are planning to offer video programming in several markets in hopes of blurring the traditional borders between the telecom and cable industries.
Call it connection envy. With the nation's cable companies determined to offer Internet calling to millions, the phone companies are responding by jumping into the TV business. Both Verizon and SBC have launched risky, multibillion-dollar efforts to roll out high-capacity fiber lines that can deliver Internet service, voice and video through a single connection."
I welcome price and quality-of-service competition.