Verizon launching 3D on FiOS when it makes sense and not just because

Amen, Verizon. Amen. Read this bit from Verizon’s statement on 3D.

Verizon’s network can easily handle the 3D signal, and we are committed to having a 3D offering later this year, surely in time for the holiday tech buying season, when the penetration of 3D-ready sets increases.  Just as we did with HD, we’ll bring the broadest range of 3D possible to the market supported by the best technology and customer service.

Until then, you’ll see various grandstanding plays by cable companies who also produce content and can play it on their networks in 3D, hoping to make headlines with their “firsts” while excluding Verizon and other competitors from carrying this material.  Is it unrealistic to think integrated operators should share their 3D content with all their viewers, even those served by others?

Why I think Verizon’s talking about your 3D Masters stunt, Comcast.