Verizon Can't Make Up Its Mind on Fiber

As much as Verizon likes to hype its FIOS service, it seems to be very non-committal as to who exactly it's going to serve. It recently spun off its landline operations in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to Fairpoint Communications, a company with no plans to continue the FTTH network started by Verizon. In the meantime, the telecom giant is hyping projects in Washington state and New York City. This smells a lot like cherry-picking to me, and with its unquenchable thirst for state-wide franchise agreements, you can bet it's only downhill from here.

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