Has become a reality. Almost 3 million consumers now use direct fiber optic connections in the United States, more than 10 million in Japan, and about 15 million worldwide.
FTTH is also widely recognized as the optimal solution for providing broadband to new and existing communities alike. In fact, several thousand FTTH communities are flourishing. Why?
FTTH offers more bandwidth and more flexibility than alternatives, at a similar price.
FTTH is the only technology that will deliver enough bandwidth, reliably and at a low enough cost, to meet the consumer demands of the next decade.
FTTH is affordable now, which is why hundreds of companies using hundreds of different business cases worldwide are racing to install it in thousands of locations.
FTTH is also the only technology that will meet the needs of the foreseeable future, when 3D, "holographic" high-definition television and games will be in everyday use. Think 20 to 30 gigabytes per second in a decade. Copper can't do even 1/1000th of that bandwidth, and then not for more than a few hundred yards.