Vitriol spews from Verizon CEO's lips on municipal networks, customer expectations, cancellation fees: Get this man a Valium, stat! Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg needs to calm down a bit. He thinks San Francisco's municipal network idea is "one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard" because the network has to be built, designed, and operated. Oddly, Verizon has no expertise in building campus-wide Wi-Fi networks, and thus isn't really qualified to express that sort of opinion. I had the same reaction to reading a Comcast spokesperson's critique of the potential of a city-wide wireless network: Comcast doesn't build that; they're not qualified to say it's possible or not.
What's even funnier about this quote is that Verizon will probably bid to build city-wide networks in Minneapolis and Philadelphia.