said by mech1164:
First you just made my point. They DON'T want to compete period.
Why should they pour resources into a market with a lower ROI than they can earn in the wireless market? It's a for-profit
corporation, not some sort of altruistic enterprise that exists to ensure that every American has access to FIOS.
The economics of the wireless industry will
change as the market matures, and I'd be willing to wager that they'll turn more of their energies towards landline as that happens. Business needs to expand, or die, as the growth potential of wireless comes to an end they'll seek out other avenues to grow their business. Landline is the logical place for them to do this, they already have the know-how, and the underlying infrastructure is already in place.