said by davidhoffman:
What if Verizon had used its rights as a utility provider, where they already provided "regulated" POTS, to take the fiber-optic cable to all the premises on a city block during one short period of time? They could have rolled a few trucks and gotten all the premises on several city blocks in one day. They would have only been going to the exterior wall, and probably could have terminated the fiber-optic cable at or very near the existing NID. That would have reduced the final connection and installation costs for those who signed up for actual service.
It doesn't happen in "one short period of time".
It doesn't involve "a few" trucks.
It is a massive event.
And that's just to wire to the premise.
Wiring the building is another massive undertaking.
Why should they go through all the effort and expense, if in the end, the customers aren't willing to buy the service?