reply to Smith6612
Re: You can see... actually it only looked good on the wireless segment. if you consider the big picture which is how many land lines they lost compared to overall growth of broadband and tv subs. it doesnt look good at all.
CorydonCultivant son jardinPremium
said by rody_44:Well, to be fair, getting people to upgrade their services to more TV channels and faster internet speeds in the current economy is going to be a tough sell, so Verizon really is having to deal with the bad luck of really getting their service off the ground at a time when many people are a lot more focused on the bottom line rather than the speed of their connection.
actually it only looked good on the wireless segment. if you consider the big picture which is how many land lines they lost compared to overall growth of broadband and tv subs. it doesnt look good at all.
Unfortunately for Verizon, this helps cable more than them, since cable can sell VoIP on the basis of price, while Verizon is selling FiOS on the basis of quality.
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Mount Vernon, NY
reply to rody_44
The big picture doesn't include land lines. That is a losing proposition and Verizon knows it. Their growth is in FIOS and wireless.
I think Verizon has the right idea- use the dwindling landline profits to invest in businesses more likely to survive in the long term.
North Andover, MA
reply to Corydon
When I do a cost compare between FIOS and Comcast, FIOS wins even if I get more DVR's and the 20/5 package, by nearly $30's. Comcast refused to re-up me on the $99 triple play deal (for the, ahem, 5th time) so they've left me little choice in any case. If you can get the $99 triple play deal still, then Comcast still has some cost advantage.
The only reason I'm hesitant to switch is I've read a lot about the trouble with the MS FIOS DVRs. Since this is what my wife will complain about loudest, it gives me pause.