said by IowaCowboy: said by FFH5: said by IowaCowboy:
They should be allowed to shut down the PSTN and force their customers onto fiber networks. One of the reasons that Verizon is reluctant to upgrade to FiOS is that many consumers (mostly middle aged and elderly) opt to remain on the PSTN/DSL even though their house is passed by FiOS.
But is it OK by you that they abandon copper landlines if they offer no fiber connection to replace it? That is, leave a customer with zero landline option where cable doesn't have service.
Or at least shut down copper networks where the telco offers equal or better service passing those residences (such as U-Verse or FiOS).
there is nothing as reliable as POTS, had service on my landline while internet was down for 10 days