Ironically, jaldi is actually a Hindi word that means fast and according to company founders the name started almost as a joke. (As you can imagine Wi-Fi connections in rural India are mostly anything but.)
When merging companies talk about cost savings through "synergy," the workers know that pink slips are usually on the way. That's what we can expect if FCC Chairman Genachowski allows a merger of T-Mobile and MetroPCS to go through without conditions to protect employment.
For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.
For the longest time AT&T Wireless spent a lot of ad dollars telling us they had 'more bars in more places' -- which turned out to be quite true for Tijuana -- not so much for our phones. The ads were more apsirational than fact-based.
Even as revenues have increased, the telecommunications sector's job-loss trend has accelerated. In fact, industry statements have indicated that job cuts will continue - but with no mention of FCC action as the culprit.