I want it and I want it now!
: The Times says that Verizon, my telco, is bringing fiber right up to the home to compete with cable access at higher speeds and competitive prices.
FTTH ( Fiber To The House ) is probably the coolest thing to come along in a long time. I know its in place in Palo Alto, and my TelCo(Surewest) has made great strides in delivering it in the west. With their aquisition of WinFirst, they have moved very fast into this area.
Thier biggest problem is not the fiber right up the house, its once it comes into the house, none of the off-the-shelf switches and hubs available to the average customer work with fiber, and the standard commercially available ones are prohibitively expensive for joe/josephine remote worker.
I suspect that both of these will be overcome, as opening a 100 mb pipe to your house opens tremendous opportunity for commercial exploitation of one provider/many service hosting.
Wow, finally. DSL didn’t stand a chance long term, at least not in this country.
Just by coincidence, today they rolled the backhoe up to my Montgomery, County, PA suburban lawn, and dug a big hole in it, just missing cutting their own cable in the process… all part of getting fiber to my curb. A moment of synchronicity, I guess…
picture of the cable they just missed
You’re getting fiber to your frikken’ door?
All I can get is a G-damn soup can with a string tied to it. Excuse me, I need to go shovel some more coal into the CPU box.
Verizon recently shot a commericial for the fiberobtic internet here at my school. I dont know, I just find it neat theyre shooting a commericial here in Keller Texas that will premiere on the superbowl.
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