Verizon says no to Canada. For now.
Big news in telecom last week, as Verizon confirmed what we'd long suspected: that despite months of speculation that they were about to cross into Canada and take on the big 3 wireless carriers, Rogers, Bell and Telus, they had no intention of coming here. Not yet, anyway. Instead, they were buying the 45% of the Verizon Wireless partnership they didn't already own, and paying soon-to-be-former partner Vodafone a staggering $130 billion U.S. in the second-largest deal in corporate history. . . .