said by nycdave:
Do you really think Verizon isn't upgrading the backbone for FiOS?
I'm under the impression VZ is way ahead of many providers since Verizon Business is huge in the enterprise transport/transit/long-haul environment, not just consumer broadband.
I'm sure I speak for many when I ask, "Why now?" This kill-the-abuser initiative seemed to parachute in out of the blue, all of the sudden.
The cynic in me says VZ reached a tipping point in subscriber uptake, where they felt comfortable starting the clamp-down. Until now, they've been tacitly riding the wave of good publicity by turning a blind eye to consumption while other providers have been crucified in the press. But now they have a pretty solid foothold, and maybe they feel it's time to flex some (unpopular) muscle without a lot of risk.