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xrobertcmx
Premium
join:2001-06-18
Sterling, VA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to JasonOD

Re: Are you guys crazy?!?

Right, fiber is too expensive. That is why I have it, have had it for several years, and will continue to have it for several more. For this priviladge I pay about $1560 a year, never call customer support, and have all the original equipment except that expensive little box on the back of my house that was installed wrong.
The carrier that installed it was given substantial tax breaks, rights of way, and told they don't have to lease the lines. They also had been told they could exclude unprofitable neighborhoods. I doubt those words where used, but that is what they did.
Now, the CEO over there doesn't see long term investment as viable and doesn't want to mess up the short term by spending money on the last mile part of he install. He wants to skip all that and give everyone metered access, at a higher cost, to a network that won't cost as much to build out. You see, why pay for two separate networks when you can have only one, and that one also happens to be able to charge a premium.
Who knows, he might be right, I do believe Wireless is the future. Unobstructed, always on, super highspeed data that can be accessed anywhere at anytime from a single device. I also think we will get there about the time my tablet stops being a bedside toy and can replace my six (soon to be eight) core desktop with it's high end graphics card.
Say in about 10 to 12 years, that was how long it took them to get smart phones and tablets right.
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I voted for Snoopy!

openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
said by xrobertcmx:

The carrier that installed it was given substantial tax breaks, rights of way, and told they don't have to lease the lines.

Seems like you're playing both sides of the argument. You appear to be disagreeing with the comment that fiber is too expensive, yet you highlight mechanisms that can be used as carrots on sticks to help reduce costs. VZ stopped focusing on FiOS so that it could reallocate resources to the LTE build. Lets wait for the LTE build to be done before continuously whining about the FiOS build temporarily being halted.

xrobertcmx
Premium
join:2001-06-18
Sterling, VA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
The bit about it being o expensive was sarcasm. I believe and sadly hope that Verizon, at&t, and company will be forced to continue the build. I have 30/30 internet, no one else offers that. Not here, and no, LTE is not the solution. A big radio sitting outside my window does not do it for me, nor do caps, overages, and higher bills.
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I voted for Snoopy!

openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
The whole post seemed sarcastic, that's why I was trying to decipher. As for "forcing", don't count on it. Encouraging/Enticing, yes, forcing, no. Wireless is an option for a lot of people. Not everyone, but many. Technologies should not be discounted as we try to expand coverage and connectivity.

sonicmerlin

join:2009-05-24
Cleveland, OH
kudos:1
said by openbox9:

The whole post seemed sarcastic, that's why I was trying to decipher. As for "forcing", don't count on it. Encouraging/Enticing, yes, forcing, no. Wireless is an option for a lot of people. Not everyone, but many. Technologies should not be discounted as we try to expand coverage and connectivity.

severely capped wireless is not a serious option.

openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2
Please don't read more into my posts than I actually type.