that will never happen. It's easier to spin the services off and let a new company manage that. And it will be something at VZ and AT&T will most likely consider. Why maintain a network that you don't want and be forced to do it? Sprint was able to spin off their ILEC business and create Embarq and it worked fine. It's time to let VZ and AT&T and any other to do the same if they wish.
That argument is flawed. It is profitable. It's why they took the business in the first place. Problem is they were allowed to buy their wireless competitor and now do not want the two competing when wireless only would force higher payments.