said by tnsprin:
Not sure of their current plans but at one point they were thinking of going to all Cisco boxes in the future.
Motorola Mobility has been sold at least once in recent years. And current owner Google is thinking of selling off the part that makes the STB again.
»www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-2 ··· ess.html
Whether Google keeps or sells Motorola Home business has zero difference to VZ FiOS set-top box plans. If Motorola Home is sold they still will be making boxes for VZ FiOS.
VZ decision to use both Cisco and Motorola boxes instead of just a single vendor has more to do with not putting all of their eggs into a Motorola basket and at the same time getting a better pricing from both Motorola and Cisco for their set-tops. Whether one has a Motorola or Cisco box, either one will do the job well and work on the FiOS network. VZ has a pretty rigorous QA and they are pretty good at making sure that boxes do what they supposed to do but since we all don't live in a perfect world VZ has to make a priority call what software and hardware gets the attention first.--