wow....whiners. Get real. You're just in a low income neighborhood or a rundown neighborhood that is not worth upgrading. That's the real problem. If the competitor has taken over why disrupt that and instead put investors money into possible new consumers. I don't care much for sbc/at&t/pacbell/mabell ....whatever you wanna call it but com'on. Understand that verizon stopped fttp for a reason. People are cheap. That's why at&t's shares keep rising. Face it. You may think you know where technology is going but that doesn't mean you know what makes money.