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Another solution is to split the company into two companies, each with their own management and incorporations.
They could call them Verizon Wireless and Verizon Wireline Solutions. Just like when Motorola split into Motorola Mobility (consumer goods) and Motorola Solutions (business/government products).
At least if Verizon separates their wireline division (including FiOS facilities), then maybe they'll get management that will see a fiduciary interest in upgrading networks as that is the only way they'll stay in business. And companies these days forget that the company is overhead and customers are profit. You can't make money and stay in business unless you invest in your offerings.
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.
I have not and will not cut the cord.