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[Discuss] basic fiber optic phone service vs. Fios phone service

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:46:06PM -0400, Tom Metro wrote:
> But then he went on point out that Verizon is offering two different
> products. One being Fios phone service, and the other being basic fiber
> optic phone service. As we know, Fios isn't regulated by the state
> utility regulators, but notably basic fiber optic phone service is. I
> hadn't heard of that before.
> A spokeswoman for the state Department of Telecommunications and Cable
> (DTC) said, "Because this is a technology upgrade...the department does
> not have the authority to interfere with this change, so consumers must
> either switch to fiber or switch carriers."
> So I guess you are out of luck if Verizon picks you for a forced upgrade
> and you want to stick with copper.
> The reporter referenced the DTC's advisory on this matter:
> A quote from that:
>   The DTC requires that Verizon make available to all residential
>   customers in Verizon's service territory a regulated landline voice
>   telephone service and Verizon claims its fiber service, where offered,
>   will meet this obligation.

Try ordering that regulated fiber optic phone service.


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