SBC Wants to Make Google Pay
Whitacre: 'Why should they be allowed to use my pipes?'
SBC's CEO Ed Whitacre argues that
he wants to make portals like Yahoo & Google pay to use SBC's network. "Now what they would like to do is use my pipes free, but I ain't going to let them do that because we have spent this capital and we have to have a return on it,"
says Whitacre. "So there's going to have to be some mechanism for these people who use these pipes to pay for the portion they're using. Why should they be allowed to use my pipes?"