·Time Warner Cable
The issue is access What Verizon is arguing against essentially a rehash of DSL which allows competition via third party access to "private property" that Verizon says they own.
So the whole point they are making is that this is not a utility, so it's my pipe so go f**k yourself and I can do what I want with it.
So Verizon is basically saying step off, otherwise call it a utility. The wireline is a bogey for the restrictions placed on the 700mhz band which they really hate. Already AT&T is trying to get new bands assigned so they can sidestep these rules.
The point is they don't want LTE to work together. If they are successful they can wipe out regional players just like they did in DSL by charging network access rates that are unprofitable for third party carriers. Add in the fact that they are making backroom backhaul deals w/ the cablecos for lower cost and that will seal the deal.
So if you don't "own" spectrum--funnily enough a public utility--then you will be out. 21st century squatting.