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elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to elray

Re: The next Bell System

Because a vast majority of people don't get just internet. They get 2 play or 3 play. Taken as just internet, FIOS pricing sucks compared to TWC in my area.

If you look at my block of 20 houses, 17 have converted to FIOS which used to be 100% TWC before this, so I would say it's working in my cherry picked neighborhood.

I pay $107 w/ taxes for the 3 play and get 25/25 which is good, but if google offered me $120, I'd be gone in a second. I could port the phone service in a minute for short cash.

FIOS penetration sits about 33%. It will need to get in the 40's for more investment because TWC is launching packages to pick off customers. Welcome to competition. The beneficiaries: The Customer.

Verizon will never sell off FIOS because they will use it to connect to businesses, which is the real money maker. Residential is a nice to have....

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
VZ has already sold off FiOS networks. And they only recently started using it for Ethernet- which isn't even an option currently.


skuv

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said by TBBroadband:

VZ has already sold off FiOS networks. And they only recently started using it for Ethernet- which isn't even an option currently.

That's because it was part of a system that they no longer wanted, but had to get rid of the piece with FiOS as part of the deal. Verizon wasn't specifically looking to sell off FiOS as the OP here suggested they should do.

And Frontier, who owns that portion of the FiOS network, has raised prices and installation fees on it in an apparent effort to kill it off.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
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Verizon could have kept those FiOS Networks. But the reality would have been, why support 1 single network in Indy when the entire state would be sold? It would cost them more money it wasn't about being part of a system, if that was the case Cali which was never BA would have been sold off since it was part of GTE.