reply to Lemmings
Re: Campaign contributions return many benifits to Telcos.
said by Lemmings :Gimme a break.
Wow, i can't believe some of the comments left here.
For those of you who are more than willing to do as you are told, you are my prime target in my future business. It is people like you that allow corporations such as Verizon, to continue to do as they please, and on top of it, profit massively from your lack of intuition or common sense.
Verizon is not offering anything new to the market. They are just offering a technology that has long existed, which we have been depraved of for far too long.
You people will be my target demographic... I like to call you "Lemmings"
As much as I loathe our telephone monopolies intent, ignorance, and incompetence, to suggest that they are profiteering or scheming to "screw" their customers is ridiculous.
Verizon has taken the bait laid by the FCC and is undergoing a national forklift-upgrade of epic proportions to bring us fiber, for about $20 a month in potential additional revenue.
AT&T looked at the proposal and saw nothing but red ink - and I suspect they're right. Previous expeditions like FIOS made for a quick trip to bankruptcy court, with the shareholders taking it in the shorts.
Copper may be old, but its paid for, and it is capable of delivering incredibly high-speed services, if we desire to pay for them.