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In this April 7, 2013, photo, a Verizon booth is seen at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J. Shares of Canada's largest telecom companies fell sharply following a report that U.S. telecom operator Verizon Communications Inc.has made an initial offer for Wind Mobile and is starting talks with Mobilicity.
In this April 7, 2013, photo, a Verizon booth is seen at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J. Shares of Canada's largest telecom companies fell sharply following a report that U.S. telecom operator Verizon Communications Inc.has made an initial offer for Wind Mobile and is starting talks with Mobilicity.
(Mel Evans/AP)

SEAN SILCOFF

Will Verizon’s arrival skew market against incumbents?

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The clear and present possibility that Verizon Communications Inc. may indeed enter Canada’s wireless market brings two things clearly into focus.