For Verizon, Wireless & Fiber Work

7 thoughts on “For Verizon, Wireless & Fiber Work”

  1. Philosophy majors endlessly speculate on trees falling when nobody is around but will anyone so transcendentally predisposed to telco concepts (i.e. net neutrality) care when a Verizon DSL customer makes the jump to fiber? With wireless and FiOS exceeding quarterly expectations and Verizon stock paying out a tidy 4.5% dividend I should think our collective prospects for a fiber loop(or in the least some marketable competition from the cable guys)in the neighborhood just got better.

  2. Well, of course Verizon’s DSL adds are going to slow down. FiOS has to be cannibalizing some of their DSL lines; I can’t imagine too many people choosing DSL over FiOS if they have an option of both.

    But, yeah, the overall numbers for Verizon versus the telco guys without fiber seem to be backing Verizon’s strategy. Cheap DSL seems to have hit a bit of a wall in converting dialup customers over. (Despite there being a HUGE pool of dialup users left in the USA.) It seems like more speed is necessary in order to get subscriptions right now, rather than the “barely broadband for dialup prices” DSL plans that were so successful in netting customers the last few years.

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