Thursday, April 24, 2008

Home Fibre Broadband Connections On The Climb

Over the course of the Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD debacle format war, any time I editorialized about how physical optical media was a dead end, and the future of entertainment is in digital delivery, I would get *reams* of hate mail from keyboard ninjas who would call me an idiot because it's "impossible" for there to "ever" be enough bandwidth in people's houses to download HD content swiftly and easily.

There are now 2.91 million homes with end-to-end fiber connections, according to a study released by the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council (pdf link).
The RVA Market Research study says that’s a 97 percent increase from last year, when there were 1.48 million connections in April 2007.
The study also shows FTTH networks now passing 11.8 million homes in the United States, up from 8 million a year ago.

First, when it comes to innovation, you don't ever want to go into the history books as the guy who said it would "never happen." Second, if you're still dubious, just keep watching.

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