Yes, I live in San Antonio. No, this is not the high tech mecca of the world, but sure is a great place to live. And one of the most important people in the tech universe lives here and shops at a grocery store in our neighborhood that puts Zabar’s to shame: Central Market.
We spoke for a few minutes about project LightSpeed, a $4 billion capital initiative to build an advanced, IP-based network to deliver IP-based TV, super high-speed broadband and IP voice services by deploying fiber-to-the-neighborhood and fiber-to-the-premises technologies. SBC plans to reach 18 million households, as part of its initial deployment, by the end of 2007.
Note to Ed: Read Om Malik’s Blog Entry on Telecom’s Death Spiral. SBC is ahead of the curve in this prognostication, but it’s still a good read.