verizon isn't the best comparison here...
"In Verizon's case, FiOS investment is not only helping them weather the recession, it has put them in the position to be competitive for the next decade. "
I wonder if Karl knows that Verizon stopped deployment of FIOS in new areas with no sign of this changing any time soon. Perhaps Karl meant two or three decades from now?
Yeah, we were actually the first to report that freeze.
After Frontier sale, FiOS now covers 60% of Verizon's network. Some of those remaining rural markets will get LTE, though yeah -- there will be a lot of un-served customers. But they did at least spend $24 billion to get their major markets upgraded, and that will keep them competitive for the next decade in most markets.