Santa Monica, CA
reply to gaforces
Re: What do you expect???
said by gaforces:Show us proof that Verizon is profiting from FTTH, and that over the next ten years, if they risk billions more expanding their footprint, that potential customers in those areas will pay the market rate for Fios at rate greater than current penetration rates, even as LTE and Coax offerings come in cheaper and cheaper. said by JasonOD :
DSL can't compete in todays world so why would you expect AT&T to keep throwing money at it?
As VZ proved (and google is about to find out), fibre to the home isn't a viable product for many reasons not just cost. So that leaves wireless, which AT&T is investing a STUNNING amount.
So AT&T will allow people to stay on DSL until wireless matures and comes down in cost (it will). WIN WIN.
What proofs do you have that ftth isnt viable? Looks to me that Verizon is a very profitable enterprise.
Until someone figures out how to reduce the cost of FTTH down to DSL levels, copper and coax will rule the day. It doesn't matter that FTTH is the best, most superior technology. If the majority of customers don't want to pay for it, it isn't incumbent on the incumbent to install it, unless, perhaps, you want to return them to legal monopoly status, inclusive of MSO and LTE franchises, and that won't be cheap.