Considering VZ and ATT don't want there Landline networks anymore. Someone's garbage could be someone's treasure. It would funny if all Clecs started offering Cheaper , faster DSL lines, while undercutting ATT and Verizons Wireless services prices. The ILECS still have to let CLECS lease there networks, regardless if they want it or not. I see a CLEC comeback
This is why they are trying to kill the copper , fiber was the end of the clec , and wireless will kill that even further. CLECs are done for, unless some one can snatch up the copper and the right of ways for pennies on the dollar ad build out fiber in it's place.
The major issue is all these greedy politicians who want stuff for their cities in order to allow these companies to provide a service there. Im sorry but one city I remember requested fire trucks and snow plows from Verizon in order to allow them to bring in FiOS... WTF is wrong with pols.
"It's always funny until someone gets hurt......and then it's absolutely friggin' hysterical!"
But remember, It/s easy to say CLECs are done for, but they still do Business using Vz's Copper Network. There are a ton of CLEC, STATE and CITY special circuits on the copper network. VZ will only tell you that THEY are losing residential subs, but they never bring up Business customers and Wholesale CLECS company that are leasing there network.