Re: And what ?
said by BosstonesOwn:I still don't believe there is. I think Verizon's goal is to force users to their Fixed LTE service with low caps and high overages.
And people are saying there was no gentlemans agreement with the cable co's ?
Any of those people want to buy a bridge in brooklyn , real cheap. You can even put up tolls in both directions if you want !
If they get rid of a few high bandwidth users in the process, I doubt they'll care.
Re: And what ?
said by silbaco:This is why Verizon needs more spectrum. I'm pretty sure any spectrum they get from the OTA TV auctions will be used solely for fixed LTE or it should. Of course it'll be 3 years before that gets deployed. And also when they refarm their 1X and 3G spectrum some of that can be used for fixed LTE. But that might not happen for 8 more years.
Fixed LTE cannot handle that many users. The network is already starting to slow down in some areas just because of phones and tablets.
| Think about it. You run a business. The mission is to be profitable. If Verizon "coerces" DSL users to bundle POTS with internet this is way more profitable than converting to a FIOS 3-play in the near term.|
They have to know that the prices of the optical/LTE equipment is only going to go down, so the longer they sweat the assets the better they are. Once they switch to advanced, they get way more capacity and distance.
Only if it becomes more expensive to maintain copper does it make sense to convert them to FIOS. With cable already offering a superior product to DSL, upgrading the infrastructure doesn't make any sense unless they go optical or LTE.
LTE is a luxury right now, but over time it will become more affordable once they can get enough backhaul capacity and go to advanced.
Out of all the major telcos, Verizon by far is the most progressive on both wired and wireless, so I don't know why there is always bashing going on.
In my area it's patchy. Some have FIOS, others don't. I get the impression that the communities that didn't get it are in general hostile to business, so they get what they deserve. For sure Buffalo gets the shaft. Interestingly enough though, the downtown is heavily wired for optical for businesses.
I'm here to say that FIOS is leaps better than Time Warner in customer service and product, and my Verizon cell can't even be touched in UNY and in the NE in general. Oh, and my cellular ipad (Verizon) is so fast I can't tell the difference between a Wifi or LTE link.
said by silbaco:Oh really?...Verizon said the party for new suburban and rural FIOS was over two years ago after the short-investors beat the CEO like a rabid dog.
My prediction, once they move more people to FiOS, they will re-investigate deploying FiOS to other cities. FiOS is profitable.