The full quote from which the phrase is pulled:
“Yesterday’s decision changes nothing in terms of Cox’s ability and willingness to compete in the city of Lafayette and throughout the Acadiana and Baton Rouge regions,”That's either denial or bluster. Yesterday's decision changes everything for Cox. It dramatically effects their ability to compete. It means that in less than 2 years Cox will go from having the most capable network in Lafayette to being an also-ran with a technology decades behind a homeboy competitor that has already received a majority endorsement by the citizenry.
The bluster that this "changes nothing" is belied by phrases used in the very press release that denies any changes are taking place: Cox is now describing its perfectly conventional Hybrid Fiber-Coax as--and I qoute--an: "existing state-of-the-art fiber network." That goes beyond bluster and marketing to the flat-out deception that we grew used to during the height of the battle in the year before the referendum. HFC is NOT a state-of-the-art fiber network. No one uses the terminology that way. Cox's technicians know better. Only some advanced version of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) can qualify for the title. What is revealing about this pitable attempt to cover itself in undeserved glory is that it demonstrates that Cox knows 1) that the people of Lafayette want a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network and 2) knows that since it doesn't have one to offer it needs to pretend that it does. Cox spent several years trying to convince us that we didn't need fiber and now it deceptively claims that is what it had all along.
That is a lie, and an obvious one.
That the current market-leader Cox feels the need to make it is all the evidence one needs that things have, indeed, changed.