[757labs] Now: Fios fail Was: BFYI - 2nd Mid-Town Tunnel Support
adam at uptill3.com
Fri Dec 9 02:06:49 EST 2011
On Dec 9, 2011, at 2:03 AM, telmnstr at 757.org wrote:
>> is that FIOS is not a tariffed service. Much like DSL, and unlike POTS,
>> they can charge anything they want for the service. So it's in their best
> Plus Verizon doesn't have to give competitors access to the FIOS plant like they do with the copper plant. I think in new neighborhoods Verizon was trying to leave the copper out.
> Also there was a bunch of money that was collected by telcos I believe to build the FTTH / FTTP networks that they just sort of kept.
That's an interesting regulatory question I haven't seen addressed - I believe they are required to provide a copper local loop by law, although you may have to ask for it, and pay a nominal fee. I wonder what kind of run around you'd get if you were the only person in your development who asked...
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