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Old 10-29-2009, 05:39 AM
 
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Default Verizon territory sale to Frontier

Update on the Verizon sale of the Durham/RTP telephone assets to Frontier Communications -
The Frontier Communications shareholders have approved the proposal to purchase certain Verizon phone company properties. Verizon is now anticipating closing the sale in mid 2010.

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Old 10-29-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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So, how does this affect my Verizon DSL?

I guess it also means that we won't be getting Fios.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Pretty sure Frontier will continue to support the existing VZT products, at least day 1.

FiOS is dead here. WRAL website adverts not withstanding - it always was dead. That's actually the main reason for the sale.
But - never, say never. Frontier could develop something (they will support a few existing VzT FiOS areas). Or they could sell Durham back to Vz. But the odds are exceedingly small in my opinion.

Frank
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Default Haves and the have-nots

Personally Id like to see the Fed get involved and help advance some sort of national Fiber-to-the-Home initiative. Something like what Eisenhower did in the 50s with the inter-state highway program or Lincoln did with the transcontinental railroad. Such a program would help the local and national economy on many fronts and it would also act as a conduit for future learning and commerce to help keep the US competitive with other nations that have invested in universal broadband initiatives.

By the way, most experts agree that allowing Verizon to unload its toxic assets to Frontier is generally a bad idea. For proof just look at what happened to Hawaii Telecom and Fairpoint after VZ dumped its aging copper lines on them.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Efland
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By the way, most experts agree that allowing Verizon to unload its toxic assets to Frontier is generally a bad idea. For proof just look at what happened to Hawaii Telecom and Fairpoint after VZ dumped its aging copper lines on them.
My dad works for Verizon (and retiring early b/c of everything) and he and his coworkers don't understand why Frontier would want Verizon, since basically it's a dinosaur. I would be interested in seeing what their plans are.

As far as FIOS, Verizon never had plans to bring it here. Although this area is a fast growing metro, the density just isn't here and they weren't interested.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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The previous sales in Hawaii and the Northeast have not gone well, but the handwriting was on the wall when GTE and Bell Atlantic merged. This area went from being a fairly big fish in a small pond to, well, a guppie in the ocean.
Danielle: Wish your dad well in his retirement. Most of the retirees I run into have pretty big grins on their faces.

Frank
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Parkwood!
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I've actually really like my Verizon DSL for the price so I'm not excited about going to Frontier. Maybe it will suck so bad that Durham will pull a Wilson and run their own fiber.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Personally Id like to see the Fed get involved and help advance some sort of national Fiber-to-the-Home initiative. Something like what Eisenhower did in the 50s with the inter-state highway program or Lincoln did with the transcontinental railroad. Such a program would help the local and national economy on many fronts and it would also act as a conduit for future learning and commerce to help keep the US competitive with other nations that have invested in universal broadband initiatives.

Back in the mid 80's I was part of a group developing architectures and pricing models for fiber-to-the-home. The "double play" of voice and video was always tough to cost justify. Today with the "triple play" of voice, video and Internet it works much better but the infrastructure costs are still huge. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see the wireless technologies evolve to where the physical infrastructure becomes obsolete for drops to single residences in a timeframe shorter than that required to install all that fiber.


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