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openbox9
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reply to JRW2

Re: hmm

said by JRW2:

Slowing down the pace of conversions would have been a BETTER option if they were looking at the costs.
Agreed. IMO, VZ kicked off a large initial push into FTTH partly as an advertising gimmick. Longer term, VZ might have been better off to slowly deploy fiber deeper into it's markets. A FiOS/Uverse hybrid rolled out over a decade might have been a more fiscally sustainable plan.

sonicmerlin

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said by openbox9:

said by JRW2:

Slowing down the pace of conversions would have been a BETTER option if they were looking at the costs.
Agreed. IMO, VZ kicked off a large initial push into FTTH partly as an advertising gimmick. Longer term, VZ might have been better off to slowly deploy fiber deeper into it's markets. A FiOS/Uverse hybrid rolled out over a decade might have been a more fiscally sustainable plan.
How was their FIOS plan not "fiscally sustainable"? They're still a highly profitable company.

openbox9
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ROI and take rate aren't where management want them to be. Just because a company can afford to keep throwing money around, doesn't necessarily mean it should...especially in downturn markets.