In a Slashdot story, there is a suggestion that VZ Tauke lied to Congress about VZ clipping copper at each FiOS residence at time of install.
Sources report that today, at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Verizon executive VP Thomas Tauke denied ever doing that. (The transcript should be up in a day or so. The AP coverage does not mention this detail.)
Rep. Markey's staff may be interested in hearing from anyone who knows otherwise.