Verizon just happens to be laying the ground work to launch a next-generation wireless broadband service in about 2010.
That fourth-generation, or 4G, broadband network will be geared to social networkers, among others...
Social networking Web sites like MySpace and Facebook have quickly gaining in popularity by letting users create online profiles, contact people and share video clips, music and photos.
Sharing video, though, isn't easy on today's wireless phone networks. Today's 3G networks let cell phone users download data and video at reasonable speeds. But upload speeds for sending video are much slower. Wireless firms still charge high fees for video, in part to ensure that heavy usage doesn't clog their networks.
That's where Verizon's 4G wireless network comes in. The 4G network will have much improved two-way data speeds, with plenty of bandwidth for video services, interactive gaming and other applications...