reply to rifleman69
Re: Sell FiOS business (internet & cable TV) back to Verizon
said by rifleman69:HA! i'll take that bet!! "Silicon Forest"? You mean Washington County? Sorry, don't think so. said by hottboiinnc:
Will never be sold to any local utlity; let alone ATT.
Wanna bet? Pretty sure the Silicon Forest has enough money to tell Frontier to take a hike and let the local municipalities run the fiber.
Who's going to run it? Contract out to Frontier employees?
Who's going to pop in to manholes and crack open 864 strand distribution fiber cases (which by the way also contains office fiber that runs cell towers, major businesses, etc. Not just fios).
Is Washington County going to rent space in the 16 Central offices that house equipment or just the 9 that inside Washington County. What about the Video Office?
What about the switches in all of the central offices for the phone service? GTD5 and 5ESS switches that handle both the copper and Fios POTS lines. You're right. screw POTS - do VoIP. Go ahead and install all of your soft switches. And be ready to upgrade all of those ONTs that aren't VoIP capable.
Forget phone? No one uses landlines anymore (at least you and your buddies don't, so no one else does)?
Well nearly 2/3s of ONTS have dialtone, so when the "Silicon Forest" buys the fiber network for internet and a dying video product, get ready to piss off most of the subscriber base by telling them to go back to Frontier (or maybe Comcast) for dialtone (and ignore their DSL and cable internet while they're at it).
If there were a way for Verizon to parse out the fiber network and just sell off the copper network, there's a chance they'd still be here. Oregon fios is a success story, believe it or not.
There's no news here, just move along. The CEO is just saying she wants here customers that have a perfectly good copper pair available to buy $30 DSL if they want and not be forced to take a $50 FIOS product - which is basically what Verizon was doing.