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Re: Verizon abandoning DSL not created by cable deal
said by FFH:Exactly. And if they can't dump the non-Fios areas, they will continue to neglect them and people will continue to move to cable or wireless anyways, depending on what is available to them.
Verizon is driving their DSL users into the arms of cable now that they're BFFs, and has already essentially given up on competing on the wireline broadband front.
Except that Verizon's abandonment of DSL in non-Fios areas was already well underway before any deal with cable companies was crafted. A deal with cable or not, this dumping of landline in non-Fios areas will continue no matter what the DOJ decides.
The Government and consumer groups can complain all they want, but denying this deal is not going to make Verizon suddenly start to re-invest in a market that they have already decided that they want out of.