said by BiggA:
What dumb users who are in a FIOS area don't have FIOS already?
Well, call me dumb. I do not want to pay FIO$ price$ for access I don't need.
I also do not pay [through the nose...] for cable/fiber TV; I use an antenna.
I do not want deal with Verizontal's billing disasters for FIOS.
And I refuse to surrender my copper-based, works without any local power, phone.
I have friends who are getting FIOS because they now have no broadband options, but given their repeated, multiday, power outages; we'll swap the toy 7Ah battery for a 75 Ah deep cycle one, and they also have a propane-fueled 10kW generator good for~10 days duration at 8 hours/day. And, need I add, they have more money then I do.
Verizontal dearly hopes that they & all their neighbors will abandon copper, but I know that won't happen...