- How would the draft telecommunications bill (or alternative ideas, such as those proposed by the PFF) help?
- Should Verizon have more flexibility (and less friction) to carry out this business plan?
28 September 2005
Viewing this requires a subscription for now (probably it will be free next week). In it, Olga Karif examines Verizon's offering over the fiber that they are pulling to the home in selected cities. She argues that the payback on this investment is at least ten years out (more if a significant price ware ensues). The article also discusses the various regulatory approvals from states and municipalities that it must win to offer this service. To me, this shows that the US has a ways to go yet to smoothe the path for investment and entry into telecommunications.