Santa Monica, CA
What's not to like? If customers want to buy quad-pay or even quint-pay from Comcast or Verizon, let them.
If this means VZ/VZW has a competitive marketing push, via LTE, into non-franchise territories, how can that be bad?
Why is anyone crying over Frontier? They knew what they were buying.
LTE is NOT a wireline service; there for no franchise agreements are going to be needed.
A alot of this has to come from the Unions that don't want VZ to sell off their wire line networks and move completely to wireless. But the fact is; it is coming!
So let them go completely wireless , WHO CARES, then the situation will be more acceptable. Verizon can go bed with the cable companies, and the wireline side of Vz will hook up with AT&T.
Verizon partnering with the cable companies is just not right.
I don't think Verizon will get rid off profitable wireline assets in their upgraded territories that have Fios. I don't see them gone from NYC anytime soon. They may sell their assets in upstate NY, MA, PA but I don't think they will leave NYC or DC areas.