Global Security Watch > Free Market Economics 101 Courtesy of Verizon
[IP Democracy] In other words, Verizon is artificially keeping prices high for its triple-play customers and artificially keeping prices low for its DSL-only customers (by artificial I mean not these prices are not justified by the underlying cost structure). Under this scenario, Verizon may be keeping its DSL-only customers happier but it’s risking, to some degree, defection of its triple-play customers, or, at the minimum, isn’t offering its voice-video-data customers an additional reason to stick around.
[Blog.gartner.com] Blog for Communications Industry M and A: With the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI deals now approved, one cant help but wonder which cultures will survive and how that will impact their future direction. Most would agree AT&T and MCI were rather innovative companies, but few could make the same arguments for the former RBOCs, which, in the opinion of many insiders, can be characterized as slow, insular and closed fiefdoms.
[Thevoipdigest.com] Verizon Taxes Its Customers - thevoipdigest.com: Bobby Henson, a Verizon spokeswoman, cited “new costs that we’ve developed over the past year as we’ve been developing and delivering this standalone DSL service. That service doesn’t have the benefit of the revenue that was coming in from voice.'’
[Zmetro.com] Zmetro.com: Broadband Archives: Verizon: FiOS On Schedule To Pass 3 Million Homes By Year End From a client note by UBS analyst Aryeh Bourkoff: Verizon CFO Doreen Toben told attendees at the UBS Global Communications Conference Thursday that the Keller, TX launch of FiOS was on track for double-digit penetration by the end of the year, ahead of expectations. Verizon still expects to cover 3 million-plus homes passed by the end of the year with launches coming in New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Florida and California, and 6 million or 20 percent of the footprint by the end of '06.