I just don't get Verizon's angle in this; there's not enough information given. What value is there in so blindly and recklessly complying with these requests to install snooping hardware and facilitate monitoring?
Does the US gov pay Verizon cash incentives? It can't be preferential regulatory treatment because if so there would be lawsuits flying this second by competitors that did not comply with govt requests (if there are any).
If it is a cash incentive, then I'd like to see how much is being paid and what portion of Verizon's profit these payment comprise.