Re: Joy... So, Verizon should sell their own products within their footprint, including DSL and landlines. Why? Because thats profitable, and sensible. Since we've established that, its also sensible for them to expand FiOS further into other towns/cities within their footprint? Why? Because thats profitable, and sensible.
So if you dont believe they wont sell Cable within their own footprint, then I guess when the DOJ attaches that restriction, Comcast, BH. TW, Verizon, wont fight it. We'll see.
said by ITALIAN926:Yes, because VZ will likely realize larger margins selling its products versus reselling those of other companies.
So, Verizon should sell their own products within their footprint, including DSL and landlines. Why?
said by ITALIAN926:As I continue to suggest, I believe VZ will refocus efforts on its wireline services after ubiquitously deploying LTE infrastructure.
Since we've established that, its also sensible for them to expand FiOS further into other towns/cities within their footprint? Why?
said by ITALIAN926:I don't, and I haven't heard an argument yet the presents a legitimate business motive for VZ to resell a competitors services in its FiOS markets.
So if you dont believe they wont sell Cable within their own footprint
Collusion This is becoming a major problem. The cable companies are providing cellular backhaul for Verizon and now they are making this deal which will likely stop VZ from continuing any FIOS build out. So VZ will have cellular voice and data in shared markets and will also market the triple play of the MSO's. The MSO's will have their own triple play and will also market the cellular products of VZ. They might as well all be one big company and we'd be back to the 70's with Ma Bell.
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said by Happydude32:IMHO That would have been an excellent approach, unfortunately that didn't happen and perhaps it will never happen.
The big three cable companies, Comcast, Time Warner and Cox, should have come together and purchased either Sprint or T-Mobile with each cable company owning a one-third steak. This way the cable industry would have a real quad play option and really come up with some innovative integration. I love bundling, but I think its retarded when you bundle services from more than one company.