Re: Can't trust the union
said by DotMac4:That's true. People try to paint one side or the other as evil, but basically it's about money and protecting one's own interest. If I were in the CWA, I'd be complaining too, hearing the benefits Verizon gives union (associate) employees from some of the folks that work there. I'm sure CWA feels that Fairpoint has no way to agree to the same labor contract Verizon has agreed to. Working in corporate America for a while, the first thing new management does when they take over is look for ways to cut costs. Labor is the biggest costs most companies have.
The Union is only interested in what is good for the Union (as it of course should be). Trusting the Union's opinion as to why this is bad is no better than trusting the hack mouthpieces as Verizon telling us why this is good.
All unions and union employees aren't bad, but in my personal experience, there are some that think they are entitled to something for nothing (or very little).
Re: long live Verizon
said by Acuity:On the other hand how much of those states have FIOS rolled out? Some of southern New Hampshire?
I hope this doesn't go through. Even before the fuss started over here, the research that I did showed Fairpoint wasn't interested in fiber optics at all. What a horrible loss for New Hampshire it would be if Fairpoint took over.
If they feel the area is unprofitable and this doesn't go through what happens then? Do they just do the absolute minimum and wring what they can from the area?
Unfortunately it seems like a no win situation. Imagine what Qwest is up against? The vast majority of their territory is more rural than northern New England (well it looks that way anyway).
Re: No Company Required to Maintain a Low Profit Business
said by vermonster :Why? What possible rationale can you have to assert that?
If anything, Verizon should take over the few FairPoint markets here in VT and give us reasonably priced service.
said by publius :You suppose wrong. FIOS does provide service in Burlington.
...said the guy from massachusetts. Don't suppose you have FIOS in Burlington?
Verizon should be allowed to sell whatever it wants. So should Comcast. If customers want to be serviced by an industry leader, then they need to make it such that offering them service is more profitable.
said by publius :It isn't a "problem".
So that would seem to a problem in your state, wouldn't it?
said by publius :Please post links to the actual wording of the agreements that were made. Show me that it precludes them from selling their terrestrial business to Fairpoint.
We are all fighting against Verizon leaving because they made a deal with the state governments to install broadband in exchange for reduced or eliminated taxes.
Don't blame Verizon for your area's lack of value as a market.