Re: The build-out I alluded to previously....
I did not want to be specific until there was actual work underway; in fear it might jinx something...But there is now much glass in the ground and overhead, so I doubt Ma's stepchild could/would pull out now.
It's an area of Prince Georges County MD. They've suffered for years with rotten outside plant, with POTS being miserable quality at best.
I think Verizon is either not making money out of FIOS or they have some dumb political strategy to get some concessions from the government(s).
I think it's some of each [if you say enough immediate money
] plus a major change in top management & thus strategy. Verizontal is raking in money on their wireless holding, and at least acts like they want to stop doing anything wireline.....well anything except giving up their monopoly franchise rights in its core markets.
But that too could change.