Verizon had started selling off it’s landline business years ago.  they have also begun divesting some FIOS markets as well.  I had been thinking VZ would concentrate on their LTE wireless infrastructure and that has been proven true.  They’ll hang onto their Worldcom Tier1 international backbone so they can wire their own towers without having to pay for backhaul but the cellular systems are cheaper to spool up and now have theoretical parity in speed with wired equivalents.


Lame: Verizon is abandoning its FiOS TV & internet service to pursue wireless partnerships | VentureBeat.