Santa Monica, CA
There you go again People are willing to pay more for Fios. The product is that good.
Not *enough* people to warrant perpetual expansion, unfortunately.
The state-level franchising provides that a majority of cities actually get the service installed, rather than having the local pols bash VZ until they give up, like we've seen in Buffalo.
It is TV content that continues to drive prices up. Unless we see some form of legislation forcing discrete, unbundled sales - a bureaucratic nightmare in its own right, common household demand will force those "bi-annual price increases".
No amount of blogger cheer-leading for "cord cutting" or worship at the "net neutrality" altar will change the fact that the average household settles for compromised common content which includes a certain amount of live feeds that will not be made available via OTT/IPTV without a basic pay-tv subscription.