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Re: Hopefully FiOS expansion will be a requirement actually they do by having it a totally different company. Just because they appoint appoints mgt- it's still a separate company by law. They have their own EIN and are formed as a separate company.
As the gov't would be considered they are a different company.
If the company is as separate as you say, then why would Verizon Landline be so interested in dumping customers and not upgrading their footprint while Verizon Wireless spends billions on LTE?
CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremiumReviews:
Exactly. While Verizon Wireless may be a separate legal entity than Verizon (which itself is arguable since it is really a subsidiary), the decisions are made by the same people. There is one plan being worked on by the two obviously-not-separate companies.
Some people like to dream that VZW somehow sprang forth as a completely new company out of thin air. The truth is wireless has always been built and funded by the wireline companies.