Verizon CEO: ‘We want to be able to do what the president asked us to do’
Verizon Chief Executive Lowell McAdam told The American Conservatives Thursday that he wants the company to be more aggressive in its push to provide customers with a choice of internet providers and to create a robust ecosystem of competing services.
Verizon plans to introduce the first of those choices later this year.
McAdam said the company has not made a decision on what exactly those choices would be yet, but he said he expects the company will be able offer customers more choice.
“We have not made any firm commitments, but I do think that what the customers want, and what the market wants, is that we will be more willing to take the risks and we will not have the monopolies that we have had in the past,” McAdam added.
“I think that is the path forward.”
The Verizon chief also said that the company is confident in its ability to compete with Apple and other mobile phone and internet companies.
“The fact is, the mobile world has changed,” McAdams said.
“What we have seen is a lot of consolidation.
It’s not necessarily bad for the consumers, it’s not bad for business.
But it’s a disruption that can have significant costs.”
The fact that we’re seeing that consolidation, I think, is one of the reasons why Verizon has been able to be the most successful business in the last five years.