By Andrew Feinberg - 05/14/12 09:14 PM EDT
Verizon’s proposed $3.6 billion deal with the cable companies Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House and Cox would allow it to buy wireless airwave licenses from the cable companies. They would also agree to cross-sell each other's services and pool their resources to research new technologies.
Comcast vice president for government communications Sena Fitzmaurice wasn't impressed, saying in a statement: “same PR firm, different day.”
“The groups organized by this PR firm have been sending out similar press releases, doing press conferences and filings at the FCC together for months,” she said. “There's nothing new here.”