Poll: What Do You Think of Verizon’s Planned Purchase of XO?

February 26th, 2016 by · 6 Comments

We haven’t had a Friday poll since the start of the year, an oversight that is easily corrected.  Let’s step back from specifics and see what the general impression we all have as participants in this industry about the proposed purchase of XO Communications by Verizon might be:


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6 Comments So Far

  • Geno says:

    Not so puzzling, though a bit surprising. Data centers, dense fiber and spectrum providing for an enterprise and SMB verticals. Verizon can keep most of the business in existing form, and use several of the assets for additional purposes — fiber for small cells / fiber-to-the-cell deployments and spectrum for potential 5G and or wireless backhaul. I don’t like this word much, but a pretty decent set of ‘synergies’ on the face of it.

  • fiberguy69 says:

    Forgot FOOLISH

  • Anonymous says:

    Carl Icahn must have incriminating pictures of Lowell McAdam.

  • LOU says:

    I thought they were announcing they were looking to get out of the landline biz (like ATT) and move more into wireless. They just dont know what to do with themselves.

  • Anonymous says:

    What happens to Concentric?

  • Anon says:

    I had extensive experience with the old RBOC’s in the 90’s. The two most difficult to deal with were Nynex and US West. Verizon is stuck with the old Nynex boneheaded culture. So, who knows what they are up to? Probably just a favor to Icahn.

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