AP put out a good piece examining the facts between the AT&T vs. Verizon telecom ad wars. They point out that the two former baby bells: "Verizon and AT&T are both pulling away from their smaller rivals, so instead of competing with Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA, they're increasingly focused on each other. "
Uncle Bell, however, would like to point out that they are engaged in what will ultimately be an irrelevant argument. As Moore's law kicks in to cell phone coverage, the debate will not be about who has the best coverage, but who provides the best overall service. All the major networks are catching up on providing good blanket coverage across the United States.
But which one will separate itself from the pack and offer some real game changing service enhancement for the internet age, the way that Yahoo did when it offered a comprehensive home page, the way Apple did when it created the iPhone or Google did when it revolutionized search? It will be that cell carrier that will be able to dominate the market at internet speed.
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