Is FIOS monopolistic by township much like cable is today? Yes I know it's 'cable' but was wondering to myself: hey self, they are starting up this new thing called fios and it appears to have a great amount of capacity. Wouldn't it be wild if they installed it in "every" house at least in dense areas instead of picking and choosing townships. Just seemed like the economies of scale would dictate in any 'dense' area it's a win situation.
Epping, NH. Population 4,724 (very rural spacing)- One of the first towns in New England to get FiOS. Not sure 'why' but Verizon is not necessarily hitting the big towns first.
They are spending billions of dollars running fiber across the country, and are picking and choosing those towns that get it first. Keller, TX got FiOS TV first, and that is coming next to towns that already have internet. AT&T is working on a similar deployment called lightspeed, although their deployment is a Fiber to curb, sans Fiber to premise like Verizon.
Either way, I have a hard time understanding how DirecTV (or a cable co) will be able to compete with Fiber. The bandwidth offered by those strands of glass cannot be accomplished via copper in a same space.