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pnh102
Reptiles Are Cuddly And Pretty
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join:2002-05-02
Mount Airy, MD

Joy...

My guess is that this is getting rubber-stamped simply because there was no vocal opposition to it like there was with the AT&T-T-Mobile deal.

What could possibly go wrong? /s
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ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

Under no circumstances should Verizon be allowed to sell cable Wired Services within Verizons own WIRED footprint. Its Ludacris. This deal cant possibly go through without restrictions.

Verizon FiOS products / DSL / landlines compete with Cable co products. My oh my. It wont be lack of competition, it will be total abandonment !



tshirt
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join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

Not sure what the plans are within their wireline area. but the primary value is putting them back in the markets they abandoned and in those they didn't already have a presence in.
sure it's cellular but with strand mounted mico cells EVERYWHERE cable runs It fits the telco model, and the wifi model for light phone, tablet, and notebook mobility with cable providing video and big pipe services to the homes.

It's all the services everybody wants, wrapped in a single bill like everbody wanted, but NOW you don't like the combined Provider.


etaadmin

join:2002-01-17
Dallas, TX
kudos:1
reply to pnh102

I'm for this deal, I see nothing wrong with two companies that have failed in one area get together and offer bundled services and prices.

Verizon failed in making FiOS ubiquitous to all their customers and the cableco failed in providing wireless services (triple play) to their subscribers so why not join forces?

AT&T's T-Mobile deal was a different thing they tried to swallow and destroy a smaller direct competitor the Verizon/cable deal is different as they complement each other.

This deal is similar to what AT&T did with DishNetwork and then DirecTV. If you want to bundle internet with DirecTV they will offer you AT&T internet services.


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
reply to ITALIAN926

VZ hasn't yet, has it? Why would VZ sell CATV in its FiOS markets? That would be a silly business proposition.



Andy from CA
Premium
join:2008-09-05
Anaheim, CA

Color me silly cause I've always thought there isn't much difference between Verizon FiOS TV & Cable TV especially since my brother in NJ has Comcast fed by fiber optic cable. WHAT?


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

Of course there isn't much difference between FiOS TV and Cable TV and that wasn't my point. Rather, I was suggesting that there's no business motive for VZ to resell cable TV services in its FiOS markets that TV franchise agreements exist.



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

So, Verizon should sell their own products within their footprint, including DSL and landlines. Why? Because thats profitable, and sensible. Since we've established that, its also sensible for them to expand FiOS further into other towns/cities within their footprint? Why? Because thats profitable, and sensible.

So if you dont believe they wont sell Cable within their own footprint, then I guess when the DOJ attaches that restriction, Comcast, BH. TW, Verizon, wont fight it. We'll see.


openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

said by ITALIAN926:

So, Verizon should sell their own products within their footprint, including DSL and landlines. Why?

Yes, because VZ will likely realize larger margins selling its products versus reselling those of other companies.
said by ITALIAN926:

Since we've established that, its also sensible for them to expand FiOS further into other towns/cities within their footprint? Why?

As I continue to suggest, I believe VZ will refocus efforts on its wireline services after ubiquitously deploying LTE infrastructure.
said by ITALIAN926:

So if you dont believe they wont sell Cable within their own footprint

I don't, and I haven't heard an argument yet the presents a legitimate business motive for VZ to resell a competitors services in its FiOS markets.