So what? Do you advocate lying, cheating, and stealing to make that money? I ask because Verizon signed an agreement to make FIOS available to everyone in the city and they are now trying to weasel out of it.
My comment was toward the quote (which I quoted in my comment) that buisnesses should not be expected to live up to their promises and the implciation that profit is evil.
To answer your question: if I was losing money working for a company, yes I would break my contract and leave - and I would understand that I may be sued for breach of contract.
I've read several articles on this and while Verison is not blameless, the issue is not as simple as you make it out to be. Should they break into the buildings/apartments that refuse to allow to install FIOS despit the tennants wanting it? A lot of apartments have deals with existing internet companies.
That said, Verzion should be sued for breaching their contract with the city and let them defend themselves in court or pay up whatever fines were agreed too.