12 thoughts on “For Verizon, Fiber (FiOS) is the story”

  1. Om, your numbers don’t add up. 1.1M FiOS today. FiOS less than 1% of global FTTH today. 57M global fiber by 2010.

    Maybe your last paragraph is not FTTH, but FTTP. Fiber to the building numbers are very bad (they really don’t know what’s happening inside the building). They often multiply by all the individual residents (or living units) in the apartment complex.

  2. Very surprized to see the China returns…impressive indeed.

    The US number no doubt stifled by selfish politics that won’t disappear anytime soon…a great pity…

  3. In NJ, once FiOS is available in an area, Verizon no longer makes DSL an option for customers. DSL is mostly copper based and Verizon wants out of the copper business in the long run. FiOS is a good product, but as far as choice goes, most customers have none between FiOS and DSL!

  4. I live in Maryland and have had Verizon FiOS for quite some time. When the fiber lines were installed, all the old DSL ones were removed.

  5. Well it’s great to see headway in fiber deployments. With the availability of fiber…I would wonder why one would opt for copper? Unless the pricing plans are dramatically different, I would definitely opt for fiber.

    With competition for your broadband dollars through the availability of cable, DSL, fiber or WiMAX in most areas, the costs should be relatively close.

    The battle is who’s going to drop the dime for the fiber deployments? The carriers don’t want to spend all the money on infrastructure only to have their pipes opened up to competitors.

    I can’t see anything in the immediate future that will spike US deployments of FTTH to the levels of China or Japan. With that said, I’d love to have FTTH available in my area!

  6. I WANT FiOS!!! I am really sad, I live near the DC area, and my friend who lives about half a mile away from me had FiOS for 1 or 2 years, but it is not available in my area. Why? Why, must the world be so cruel??? I want my FiOS!!!

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