Good morning from the NXTcomm show here in Chicago. Several keynotes from top telecom execs. I'll be blogging highlights as they transpire.
First up is Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon. While Seidenberg didn't dig deep into any philosophical meme, , but did hit the right talking points:
"Communications technologies are the disruptive force in the 21st century technology."
"Every job created through broadband investment creates four jobs in the network economy."
Seidenberg then repeated the mantra of device-neutral broadband content that will be delivered any time to any screen anywhere.
Seidenberg then pointed out that by the end of this decade, Verizon expects to have built out a 4G wireless network, sufficient to support wireless broadband that will be enabled in all mobile devices.
"Today 100mb is just the beginning. FIOS is capable of 100mb and beyond. Starting this fall, we will move from megabits to gigabits. By end of decade, when our cable competitors are upgrading to DOCSIS 3.0, our speed will rival what we (are able to attain) over our most advanced business networks today."