Winner: The Battle For Broadband

Switzerland is an unlikely front in the ongoing war between telephone carriers and cable providers

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He Likes to Watch: Gerhard Mueller, project leader for broadband services at Swisscom AG, watches television for a living, and then makes it better. The Swiss phone company’s Internet Protocol television service will be rolled out in mid-2005.
Photo: Arsene Saheurs

Switzerland is famous for its neutrality. It sat out both world wars. It’s a refuge for international finance. It was almost the home of the United Nations. The entire country, it sometimes seems, is dedicated to smoothing ruffled feathers and averting conflict.

And yet, if all goes well, sometime in 2005 Switzerland will be the front line in one of the cardinal business wars of the 21st century—a battle royal for telecommunications supremacy between cable and telephone companies.

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