Cover More Territory And You'll Gain Customers
They have a monopoly or duopoly everywhere they sell FiOS. So let's see, they stop deploying FiOS into new areas and jack the prices way up in the few areas they do serve and someone is surprised that sales grow has slowed? Hint - deploy to more areas to gain more potential customers and cut prices to attract more customers in areas that you already serve - business 101. At this point management sees the existing business as an annuity in payout mode rather than a place to invest.
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