Thursday, May 16, 2013

AT&T CEO: We'll piggyback on Google's Fiber rollout plans | Mobile - CNET News

AT&T CEO: We'll piggyback on Google's Fiber rollout plans | Mobile - CNET News

More mutually assured diminished returns threatened by AT&T.  Ma Bell is basically saying she will overbuild Google to obtain a slice of picked over cherry pie, leaving each competitor serving 15 percent of the premises passed at best.

This should put to rest the hopeful, magical thinking of some who claim Google is somehow going to goad legacy telcos to undertake a broad-based upgrade of their obsolete last mile copper plant to fiber.  Not in this lifetime and not with grandma's shareholder dividend.

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