|reply to pepperxn |
FiOS is already built out in the Verizon franchise landline area and more is coming. Those areas include Kirkland, Redmond and on north through Bothell and into Lynnwood, Edmonds and on up to Everett in Snohomish County.
Their contractors are already in my neighborhood off the Mukilteo Speedway putting the fiber-optics in underground before they eventually ask me if I want it - at that point they'll connect it to my house. Once they offer TV, they'll have scads of people abandoning Comcast or Comcast keeping them by meeting Verizon's price point in the market which is usually better than Big C's.
As to Seattle, it's not only that they want to 'monitor' private enterprise, they also want private enterprise to use its money, not the taxpayer money. . . We'll see how 'Northwest Nice' and 'the Seattle Way' play out in this vision of a fiber-to-the-home network.