Seems like Verizon is doing what everyone should want them to. And that is moving on to the new communication technologies of the 21st century and leaving behind the buggy whip technology of DSL
If that is the case they should be expanding FIOS throughout their entire footprint instead of halting deployment. Wireless will not be able to handle the load for the foreseeable future.
It is better for the customers; better for the country; better for the investors.
It is worse for the customers stuck in markets where Verizon refuses to upgrade and barely maintains. It is worse for the country as it leaves areas without broadband or slow speeds that make using Netflix and other E-commerce sites next to impossible. The investors are the only winners.
The only ones complaining, besides an aging brain dead Senator, are those who continue to demand that Verizon continue to support old technology, but at lower than their costs.
Not even close. If the costs of supporting DSL are so high they should raise the price of that service instead of forcing customers to bundle a service they do not want or need. There is no justification for forcing POTS service on customers.