reply to Sammer
Re: In before FiOS is too expensive The case with Solyndra is more than meets the eye. And you know why this was the case? Because the $0.5 Billion we 'loaned' was not only matched but wiped out by the $20 Billion 'granted' by China to their solar companies.
When it comes to FIOS, it's a simple case of corporations colluding rather than competing. Instead of spending billions to build out a competitive broadband network, they'd much rather work out a deal to secure spectrum and focus on their monopoly (wireless).
Of course, try to install a MUNI FTTH in FIOS territory, in homes not even covered, and watch them kick and scream about it.