As Verizon shares fall, it becomes a sweeter and sweeter investment for the long-thinking investor. Verizon has cash, over $21b in current assets alone. They didn't enter into the world of fiber ignorant to the whimsy of your everyday Wall Street investor. They knew this would happen, and I am confidant that their business plan took this into account.
For what it's worth, VZ is up since that Street article was published.
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