Re: Verizon to Discontinue Copper in Heavily Populated Areas of the Northeast [telecom]

Verizon has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for

> permission to retire copper in numerous areas of New York, New England > and Pennsylvania, as it continues moving customers to fiber-based > technology.

I wonder if there is there ANY guarantee in this filing that every now-wireline subscriber will actually *get* FTTH/FIOS service?

Or is this actually Yet Another VZ ploy towards their 5G fantasy?

(5G is being massively hyped by VZ (& others...) as the one, the only, universal solution replacing FTTH, mobile connectivity and who knows what else; maybe conquering measles. To quote SNL of years past: "It's a floor wax and a dessert topping...")

Back to the filings: An obvious counter to this is to rule VZ can forcibly change over a wire center area only AFTER they finish all the FIOS installation to any/all all requesting subscribers in said wire center. That's one way to insure the subscriber will get really fed.

Given many NYC residents have been waiting for year for VZ to finish that contractual universal FIOS deployment, that sounds prudent.

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