as with many markets cablevision is probably seeing a polarization shift in their subscribership.. either they're taking the bare minimum(bottom two internet tiers) or the high end triple play tiers.. triple play as we know it is often an orphan. it will have to evolve. to do this effectively, investment in the core (home) network will have to be made. without jettisoning other assets outside the core business they will not have the money to transition and compete with Verizon and others in niche markets.
verizon has enough on it's wireless plate right now revenue wise to not really care much about FIOS, so their product evolution will be in response to market demand. it almost seems as if they hired the marketing people over at Apple because "Quantum" branding is little more than lipstick on a pig at prices that make oil envious.