Re: Hopefully FiOS expansion will be a requirement
they could require them to wire areas for fios. But they can't say you must wire all of every city for fios. That is up to the states and local franchise authorities. Then again verizon could sell those rural areas to another company as another way to cirumvent the requirement.
Thats not true either. They can replace every copper customer with FiOS. Franchise agreements are for video offerings only. Its Verizons choice how they want to deliver phone service/internet. Eventually, CLECS will be allowed to offer services over fiber as well. Its one condition theyll have to meet if they want to melt down the copper.
in select areas of the former Ameritech CLEC options are gone. Copper has been replace and its direct FTTH to the homes. No 3rd party NOTHING from at&t. Monroe Count Michigan was one of those areas. It was part of LightSpeed when they were showing that off.
And as far as CLECs go- they could argue since VZ and T are getting USF funds to build their next-gen networks (USF is a tax)- they should have access to them. But they're not smart enough to do that.