Hoover’s Online reviews the baby Bell’s embrace of broadband-based video in the context of their deadly competition with the cablecos. Worth reading for the overview, the story contains a strikingly forthright quote:
“‘Everybody in the industry knows and believes that fiber is the overall answer, long-term,’ said Mark Marchand, a Verizon spokesman. ‘The real question becomes, do you do it now or later? We want to do it once. We think this future-proofs our network.'”
Indeed, everyone does. Including those local and regional executives who have wanted us to believe otherwise and their bought “experts” who continue try and deceive us about the ultimate value of fiber to the home.