Frontierland Per the original post, it summarizes the reality of TWC, Comcast, et. al. running fast to claim that they, too, "have a fiber-optic network in your neighborhood." Me wonders why they didn't just push harder on DOCSIS 3.0 coming to a theater or drive in near you soon. . . but it wasn't ready for primetime when FiOS showed up.
I have Frontier FiOS now in the Seattle area - originally got it from Verizon two years ago after 5 years with Comcast. Ironically as I salivated with anticipation about FiOS, the last few months of my Comcast TV service started to degrade noticeably. And, at the very end when they said you've got 12M service - and I pinged them about this, it never got above its usual 4-5M on what had been a 6M service plan.
FiOS Internet since then has been flawless - to say nothing of TV picture quality and delivery. When Frontier Comm was buying these states, the CEO said that FiOS TV might not be something they'd continue with, so no news on that front. When headlines screamed that it was going up $30/mo due to costs, the price was STILL competitive with Comcast bundles though not as a stand alone product.
I will stick with FiOS TV in a bundle until Frontier dumps it because they don't want to manage that piece of business, but the Internet is superior at 25M/25M. And using coax or CAT 5 wire in your home has virtually no impact on the service delivery - that was all tested out well before Verizon embarked on its plan to bring fiber optics to the side of your house.
Oh and to my friends in Ft. Wayne, that was an unintended build area for Verizon - just didn't have the population needed to support it v. Portland and Seattle. This is a well-known story about some Verizon executives getting overly enthusiastic with the persuasive mayor.