If this isn’t anti-competitive behavior, I don’t know what is. Verizon is pushing their FIOS network, a welcome push for the United States into the consumer fiber optic network world and an attempt to remedy our pathetic standing in world rankings of broadband penetration and speeds. Unfortunately, in doing so, Verizon actually cuts the copper wires out of your house. Those same copper wires that, for over a century, have reliably carried your phone calls, Internet, cable tv, with or without electricity in your home. Those days are gone.

Progress is wonderful, but progress with options is even better.

Thanks, Consumerist!