John Paczkowski

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Verizon Mulling WiFi "Marketing Stunt"

We consider cable’s local WiFi initiatives to be nothing more than a marketing stunt.

–Verizon spokesperson Rich Young, Feb. 28, 2009

wifijpgLooks like AT&T (T) and Cablevision’s decision to offer free WiFi to their subscribers has gotten a competitive rise out of Verizon (VZ), which just a few months ago was dismissing such efforts as “marketing stunts.” The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon plans to offer its subscribers free Wi-Fi hotspot access via a partnership with Boingo Wireless. Discussions between the two companies are still progressing, but a deal is expected sometime soon with service debuting this summer — perhaps in preparation for the launch of that media tablet Verizon’s rumored to be talking to Apple (AAPL) about.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik