said by TBBroadband:
VZ has already sold off FiOS networks. And they only recently started using it for Ethernet- which isn't even an option currently.
That's because it was part of a system that they no longer wanted, but had to get rid of the piece with FiOS as part of the deal. Verizon wasn't specifically looking to sell off FiOS as the OP here suggested they should do.
And Frontier, who owns that portion of the FiOS network, has raised prices and installation fees on it in an apparent effort to kill it off.