Posts Tagged ‘dsl’

Vermont Is Wiring Itself With Fiber Because Nobody Else Will – East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network moving forward

Friday, July 30th, 2010

It will be interesting to see how this works out; if Vermont can do this more economically than Verizon, then more power to Vermont.

Vermont already wasn’t exactly a great state for broadband, given the largely rural state is a ROI nightmare for large ISP bean counters. Their broadband fortunes were recently made substantially worse by Fairpoint Communications, who acquired Verizon’s unwanted New England DSL network, then subsequently imploded under the not so watchful eye of Vermont regulators. Vermont’s been tired of waiting for uninterested ISPs to wire them so they’re working hard at wiring themselves.


West Virginia Approves Verizon/Frontier deal – Only the FCC remains….

Friday, May 14th, 2010

This could work out good for everybody involved … as long as the FCC cooperates.

As had been expected, West Virginia regulators have approved Verizon’s $8.5 billion sale of more than 6 million phone and DSL customers across fourteen states to Frontier Communications. West Virginia was the last state needed for approval — but approval had been hard earned due to Verizon’s neglect of infrastructure (and unions) in the state. The state Public Service Commission in West Virginia believes the sale’s benefits outweigh “the negatives or potential risk.”