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firstmile 12/5/2012 | 1:18:38 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits No doubt. Except for the folks trying to get customer service from Verizon. Have you called in for support on a wirless phone lately? Verizon makes the Department of Motor Vehicles seem, smooth, friendly and efficient.
mrzappa 12/5/2012 | 1:18:43 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits I don't see this as anything far from the VCR or the DVD, top advisors and "people in the know" said some very bad things about where this would go...
The need for broadband is gonna be addresed,and Verizon will be there to add to history,win or lose.
I can tell you as a Tech. on the front lines of this advance for broadband, Everyone will be happy with the results of our efforts.
mrzappa 12/5/2012 | 1:18:44 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits yup....+ or - 3 dB !
firstmile 12/5/2012 | 1:18:59 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits Agree with the author and Kermit. Sure sounds like VZ is laying some blanks down in case they have to back out of the party. Also in line with a VZ exec that I spoke with a few days ago on a related topic. I was surprised when he mentioned, "It will take us 15 years for us (VZ) to get any significant PON buildout underway."

Also, when you follow the "ecstatic" link, that gear sure looks pricey for residential stuff.

...first
Road Trip 12/5/2012 | 1:19:07 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits And, of course,

e = mc^2
Consultant 12/5/2012 | 1:19:07 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits You guys haven't done your homework. The RBOCs are subject to the 1984 Modified Judgement that broke up Ma Bell into AT&T and the RBOCs.

Under the Modified Judgement, the RBOCs were not permitted to provide long distance service.

The Modified Judgement did not cover the non-RBOC ILECs that own about 16% of the switched access lines in the US. This included GTE, SNET, CentureTel, Frontier, etc.

wscline 12/5/2012 | 1:19:08 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits While GTE was primarily an ILEC, they did acquire BBN, putting them into the data space. (GTE spun off the BBN business into Genuity, which was later acquired by Level 3. VZ and LVLT still have ties that originated with BBN, like LVLT providing network services for some VZ DSL customers.)

The statement about LD is a bit odd, though -- while GTE did sell in-region LD toward the end of their existence, it was via switchless resale of the former WorldCom and other established IXCs. I hardly consider that side business enough to classify GTE as a "long-distance operator".
Bitman 12/5/2012 | 1:19:08 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits Just to clarify,

BBN = Genuity = Level 3

psmith 12/5/2012 | 1:19:09 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits
GTE was = IXC + LEC.

but I remember when GTE served as a LEC
in Florida, the Tampa area. SO it was a
Regional operator.

It long distance unit is BBN the inventor
of Internet (along with DARPA its VC).
Yabba 12/5/2012 | 1:19:11 AM
re: Verizon FTTP: Plenty of Exits Not sure I understand the following:

"History lesson: GTE was a long-distance operator and data provider, not an RBOC."

GTE and the RBOCs (along with Sprint, ALLTEL, Century, Frontier, etc) were all ILECs.
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