Qwest Communications' investment in fiber-to-the-node infrastructure will not be done with the intention of providing IPTV services over this infrastructure, according to what Qwest CEO Edward Mueller publicly said yesterday. Actually, that's also what Mueller said when he announced the FTTN plan this fall, but at the time, some company watchers were confused by that statement and the lack of further strategic detail--or, I know at least one company watcher who was confused.
Mueller said yesterday that the FTTN project's primary directive will be to boost broadband access bandwidth, and that Qwest's TV offering would continue to be provided through DirecTV.
- see this story in Telephony
- Mueller announced the $300 million FTTN investment in October