said by McBane:
So nothing00, would you pay 3x or more what your currently paying for FIOS to keep your copper?
I don't want to "keep my copper". I'm not nostalgic about and dreams of it don't keep me warm at night. I could care less about what the underlying technology is as long as the public has a high availability communications network available.
The argument seems to be, "FiOS does cool things therefore we can ditch the life safety requirements for our future critical infrastructure!"
And yes, I do agree burying power and telecommunications lines should be a priority for areas that are prone to storm related outages. And yes, I'm absolutely willing to pay my share to do it.