reply to ITALIAN926
Re: who's got the cheapest 50mbit tier?
said by ITALIAN926:We'll see which company will be a joke in 10 years.. when you boil down all the wasted millions Verizon will churn through in wireless just to please share holders in the short term and forcing long-term pain on the company including the jettisoning of the union labor force when the contract expires will throw the company into a chaos & market share somewhere between Sprint and MCI worldcom for a long time.
Wipe who off the map deploying to 1 city ? Verizon can easily upgrade to a new PON and gloat once again, dont fret. The big difference between Google FTTP and Verizon FTTP is that VZ will still be in the internet business 10 years from now. Googles project is simply a doomed experiment. Unless Google wants to fudge their numbers, their quarterly earnings in respect to their "wireline" division will be a joke, and an embarrassment.
BTW, I'm not saying google will have more passable customers than Verizon, I mean google will have one of the very few FTTP services offering REAL RESIDENTIAL customers a SYMMETRICAL internet speed of 1 gigabit. I-- and google are not naive enough to think they can become a full-fledged ISP/telco/cableco and start flouting time tested incumbency (on a large scale) at this time... the country's not ready for that yet.. you have too many corrupt government people who like it just the way it is-- and that is to say VERY ANTI-CONSUMER, and ANTI-COMPETITIVE. To think that google is able to accomplish this at all is a damned miracle given the ancient prejudice to giving monopoly and/or duopoly protected status irrespective of how that company treats its customers. As far as profit for the service goes, The cost of backbone bandwidth will drop when google becomes a major buyer & provider of those services. When it finally leaks out how much ISPS are overcharging by it will be a scandal similar to that of the Compact Disc music prices of the 1990s.