Verizon Vs. Pennsylvania
Telco applauds self, dodges history
Verizon's latest press release
applauds itself for spending some $8 billion on getting DSL to much of the state. It doesn't much discuss how Pennsylvania taxpayers paid billions
for a fiber optic network never deployed, nor how the telco was let off the hook by well lobbied state regulators after receiving said tax-based incentives. The press release's purpose is to gather support for new statewide legislation backed by Verizon, which many consumer advocates say
actually holds Verizon less
accountable for deployment in the state, while delivering them billions
in additional incentives.
Verizon should be ashamed. Verizon stole billions from PA.
Which is stove, which is frying pan? Know what I mean?
Verizon stole nothing from Pennsylvania that Pennsylvania didn't steal from it's citizens.
However, Verizon does a better job of not lying about a self-destructing and one-time state income tax.
You'd have to know politics to get this right; the ideaology goes "now Verizon owes us fiber," which will come from the legislature and speed up that fiber deployment. And about time too.
Next on Verizon and Pennsylvania's agenda is to get Texas and UU [dubya] to live up to their end of the bargain for billions in tax incentives for moving DSL HQ to Texas by issuing Federal Funds.
I'd say, George, about $20 Billion out to satisfy us here in Pennsylvania.
Remember when some Texans tried to buy Bank of America? Cash McCall didn't know how to play poker with an Easterner tenderfoot. To date, Texas already owes us 20 Billion for that deal, and we still own the bank, marvelous.
And now, for the payments for Verizon deal . . .
Let's see, Verizon beat the R.I.A.A., it is providing DSL and pushing for fiber for us Pennsylvanians, at least giving us something for our tax monies, and we still own Verizon. Yup, I'd say keep on trucking Verizon; kick their butts!
And thank you Pennsylvania legislators for helping them. We congratulate you. Now, after Washington boys!
Round them doggies up!
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Suffice it to say that Verizon has been boondoggling their way in and out of liability in Pennsylvania for years. This story is very old news. I remember commenting on this very topic as far back as two years ago.
They have done the same in other areas as well.
I live in a Verzon-controlled area. I have lived here since December 2000. I couldn't get DSL then, and still can't get it. I ended up getting a cable modem from Comcast.
When asked Verizon will say that they have been working on remoting fiber fed RTs out to where I live. Funny....I've seen no one digging, laying fiber, or putting up enclosures.
Of course, it's the same old song and dance since I moved here in 2000. They have done nothing. Be not surprised in PA either. I haven't been there since 2002, but, when I was there, I was putting in wireless internet systems in and around Pittsburgh for Allegheny Power because someone had to step up and provide a broadband alternative for PA subscribers.
I will close by saying that I use ATT wirelesss for phone service, Comcast for broadband internet, and totally kicked Verizon out of the premises. No land lines necessary these days.
They should take a hint. Incumbent carriers are rapidly becoming outdated.
"It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearin' milk bone underwear."