CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremiumReviews:
Very true! It always amuses me how people think they can simply declare wireline dead despite the millions of people still working on copper. Verizon is frantically trying to move people over in areas where FIOS has been deployed (FIOS being wireline BTW) but that is only a small percentage of the footprint. In the non-FIOS areas is everyone just suppose to go to cable company dialtone? Or wireless? What do you think the local Allstate office, Citibank, or all the leased offices in Manhattan are told 'Sorry, we no longer support POTS in your area but we have an incredible deal on an iPhone 5 right now.'
Another thing that's easily forgotten is that all the business fiber is part of wireline. All the T1's (that aren't still on copper), OC3's feeding cell sites, OC48's feeding banks, stock trading companies, government buildings... ect. How do we cut these people loose? Check here to see if you would want to cut them loose:
McAdam and his friends are constantly declaring wireline dead/dying/not-profitable. It is not true, wireline is highly profitable. POTS by itself is not profitable but then again it never has been... it has always needed to be funded by the business side of wireline. THAT is what they are trying to kill... small business and individuals.
According to their quarterly, Verizon still has 20 MILLION lines, plus 2+million digital voice lines. :-o , and that doesnt count any CLEC or wholesale lines that theyre responsible to maintain.