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Who knows.... I dont know if it is actually pulling money and resources from other areas.
Who is to say, FIOS or not, if that area would be in better shape? It could have been neglected and stayed neglected for some time regardless of what Verizon has going on.
In other news..
HOW DARE YOU POST A NEGATIVE ARTICLE ABOUT FIOS AND VERIZON DSLR!!!!
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Re: Who knows.... I think if its being 'neglected', than some competition should move in. Wether its cable, muni-wifi or WiMax, or even 3G cellular. If people don't like the service, they'll look somewhere else. I know I did.
I didn't take Comcast, as they were Waay overpriced ($60/month unbundled HSI, while Timewarner will do it for $45), TW took too long to take over Comcast here, so I went for DSL/SBC/ATT/DSLExtreme
Re: don't like it? then do something about it
said by morbo:Oh good, God NO!!!
Do something to change the situation like fine Verizon, .....confiscate their resources and have the state run it.
I have no issues with my Verizon service although I wish they would activate my RT with DSL so I can drop cable. Service where I have has been very good, but I also live in the county with the second highest per capita income in the state.
But one of my softball teammates is a line-splice tech with Verizon and he told me about the OT ban, so that part is true.
Los Angeles, CA
Re: Lots of Competition
said by dsless:Either way, not properly placing wire and/or using inadequate insulation for equipment is piss-poor matinence, nomatter where it happens.
South Hills is a very nice area in Charleston.
Re: Do it all the time
said by viperpa33s:Yep, they're doing that in PA too, though they didn't say $1000, just that I'd have to pay for installation. I'm not too worried; I want FIOS when they're doing TV over it and no sooner, and they'll no doubt run a promotion when they get that in.
A person I work with, she said Verizon was going around where she lived trying to sign people up for FIOS. Told her that it would be a free install if she wanted it now but if she didn't want it now and wanted it installed later, it would cost her $1,000 to have Verizon install FIOS. She didn't take it and stuck with Comcast due to the fact Comcast has on demand programming.
Feet Drag? They aren't pulling resources here, however, what they ARE doing is not bringing any more resources in. Our entire tri-city area (burlington, mount vernon, and sedro-wooley) washington is maxed/tapped out. They are turning away subscribers, and even asking some people to cancel their service. When asked, they say they plan on bringing in some more infastructure, but not for another year or more, and even then nothing akin to FIOS.
So my question would be this. Why would they bring in more infastructure to support the deprecated copper interface? Why not add on to what in this area is already a fiber based infastructure and imlpement FIOS? Obviously they have an extremely high subscriber rate here, and FIOS would do well.
I can only surmise that they are dragging their feet in the rest of this state because the money they have dumped into the metro and sub-metro area FIOS in and around Seattle isn't doing as well subscriber-wise as they had hoped.