From the FTTP Front Lines

From the FTTP Front Lines

November 4, 2004

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From the FTTP Front Lines

3:15 PM -- The following note came from an actual Outside Plant Engineer at Verizon regarding whether customers are really looking forward to FTTP. He was responding to the latest issue of the Light Reading Insider, which covers FTTP.

Believe me... I can assure you sir, that we have people stopping us wanting to know when the system will be available.

They want to dump... the CATV company so fast it will make heads swim. It is all the same reason “Service.” The customer is no longer and idiot about this stuff and realize that the company giving them dial tone DOES service it’s customer with a quiet reliability. This coupled with the bundling so that they can write one check for all and getting discounts for multiple services is going to have people signing up in droves.

I am basing this on the fact that if we engineer a 200 unit subdivision, we will have a least 6 people stop us to ask if we are doing the survey to get them the service. That is 3% who are dying to get it as soon as it is up and running and Lord knows how many other people that they are telling that will sign up.

I have been in the business for almost 34 years and I have never seen anything like this.

— Phil [sic] Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading

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