lipstick on a pig
sounds nice for the company... use 1/20th the infrastructure costs, 1/30th the service personnel (not to have to maintain a copper plant in each town of over 1000sq feet), etc. then come in and take over areas in the country not yet deployed or upgraded by at&t, comcast, qwest. one sticking point could be the wireless licenses. there's no way the fcc is just going to "give away" 700mhz to verizon across the lower 48 so easily or cheaply. i'm not saying there isn't a way to get there... the roadblocks being taken down by the supreme court seem to make this strategy much more obvious, but I think the public will have something to say about this in large numbers. if the crap done by comcast, and at&t are any indicator.. consumers will want INSURANCE of competition, this just makes verizon have a tighter, leaner monopoly and doesn't do much for the consumer other than tighten verizon's grip on the industry.. and trying to outmode at&t and all the cable companies combined before they even have a chance to compete in wireless.