We first reported about Verizon’s ‘experiment’ of services back in June 2008. That experiment is apparently expanding. Light Reading reports that . Several more AT&T incumbent Texas communities will soon be able to choose Verizon FiOS.

If you follow telecom, you know that this development is somewhat unprecedented. Outside of wireless, we’ve never really seen two ‘brethren’ bell companies compete with each other. It’s led to all kinds of speculation and opinion as to what’s going on here. Is this an isolated case, or a precursor to an expanded battle between the two largest telcos in North America? For me (for some strange reason), this development conjures up some sort of conspiracy theory. Is it a calculated move by Verizon (maybe with AT&T’s subtle blessing) to demonstrate competitive precedence between two major incumbents? Precedence that either could leverage with state and/or federal regulators for some benefit/gain. Crazy idea? Maybe. Time will tell. What’s your opinion? Add it below in the comments section.

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3 thoughts on “Verizon Expanding Competition With AT&T?

  1. Go FiOS…anyone who makes the decision to build a system/network that will be ready for today, the next day and tomorrow is a company that is placing the future in their plans. Fiber is the future and all technology that will be in the future will be based on the fiber network. How many HI DEF signals for TV can FiOS provide? How many can U-Verse provide. What is the maximum data speed can be provided over a fiber network to the prem…oops sorry premises. I know that AT$T uses the term prem tech for some of their under paid employees. Anyway, a true 100% fiber network would be worth the investment anytime and the country should subsidies the network infrastructure. That would benifit us better than them providing funds to ADM any day.

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