Telco's have to share copper as they are a "common carrier". This FCC rule does not apply to new F/O installs such as FiOS. This is why VZ was quietly ripping copper out of houses where FiOS was installed. The buzz now is that they have backed off on copper removal . It was a non-issue on my FiOS install, I have 2 lines, one FiOS, one copper in 2 different name accounts.