said by vze089 :first of all it's POTS not POT's. Second there are advantages and disadvantages to fiber and copper.
This thread is kinda funny, POT's is more reliable than fiber? Do you know how many times VZ workers have to change the copper pairs at both my location and at the CO because of the unreliability of the copper. The only bad part with my Fios experience, we have bad power and the plug the battery backup is plugged into is a GFCI and it was constantly getting tripped when we had sags in power. 8 Hr backup time? I think mine was down for at least a day of course internet and tv didn't work but the phone still does.
Fiber has a lower TCO than copper plus, just like the cable company, the government can not have as much control as they do copper.