A comment from inside Verizon made to me casually recently was that Verizon has really stopped further development and expansion of FIOS. We've seen this before with them. Some years back they experimented with WiFi around Manhattan using the phone booths as hotspots. The idea was killed. Now I'm hearing the word about FIOS. Well the WiFi was killed off reportedly at the behest of the wireless group at Verizon Wireless who didn't want the wireline guys in their pool. With such a big investment into LTE do you think the same kind of thinking is at work?
Next is AT&T with uVerse which is likely going the same route. Given the current and planned regulatory climate, plus the planned entry of Google, they are both likely figuring its not worth it to be in the consumer broadband business.