Vz convinced themselves that people would want FIOS. The reality is people want it for $79 mos. The true cost is not sustainable, about $1800 per install and you have to keep the customer for 3years to break even. They won't even tell the true #'s of how many people left.
The other problem is "Cutting the cord". Vz is competing against itself in wireless because all people are going to need is a wifi connection to watch TV. Last year over 100,000 people cut the cord. The american public think they are entitles to free everything!
VZ wont let the gov get involved because then Ivan won't be able to get his big money. Fios is a great product but a looser because of what I stated.