We will soon hear an announcement from Microsoft or Yahoo of buying a national ISP.
Reasoning: Google threatens all. The ISPs would want to sell to avoid being driven out of business. Microsoft/Yahoo would want to buy to compete with Google. (The telcos? They'll sleep some more.)
Expected realisation: a week to six months
Likely accuracy: high
Anyone talking about it yet: not that I know of
Time: Oct 04, 2005 01:52am IST (Oct 03, 2005 04.22pm EST)