|reply to FFH |
Re: Verizon abandoning DSL not created by cable deal
Verizon offloaded as many DSL markets to suckers (Frontier, Fairpoint) as they could, but was looking for a way to offload the rest of them after companies got wise. Cable deal comes along, and so they jack up the price (forcing landline bundles again) driving those users right to cable.
Except that Verizon's abandonment of DSL in non-Fios areas was already well underway before any deal with cable companies was crafted.
So what you're talking about is a company that had little incentive to compete, now having even less. A massive, vertical cable/Verizon organization solely focused on driving up prices and purging what little competition exists today.