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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 2:43:36 AM
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Re: fiber
I don't know how harmonious wireless and wireline companies will be. Cablecos seem to be trying to confuse consumers with "10G" marketing materials while 5G isn't even out of diapers yet.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
1/10/2019 2:08:35 AM
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Re: fiber
As I think you may have mentioned in the past, a harmonious combination of fixed wireless and fiber will carry the day.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 2:00:55 AM
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Re: fiber
I think fixed wireless is going to give fiber some serious competition soon. The costs to deploy a few antennas and to create a mesh network will make that last mile a wireless one. Sure, fiber backhaul will be needed, but not having to string fiber into far flung locations may be a huge advantage.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
12/31/2018 2:39:38 PM
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Re: fiber
Who is going to use DSL when people are talking about telcos abandoning their copper lines?

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
12/17/2018 8:53:58 AM
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Re: fiber
I would suspect DSL isn't quite ready for the obituaries, but it's going to be a tough sell as cable and fiber offers higher and higher speeds and lower cost to customers for the foreseable future in most locations.

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afwriter
afwriter
12/12/2018 11:12:11 PM
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Re: fiber
I wonder if this marks the beginning of the end for DSL?

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Duh!
Duh!
12/12/2018 4:55:06 PM
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Nice work!
First, I want to recognize Michael Render, with the support of the Fiber Broadband Association, for his fine primary research.

Not only does FTTH now connect more NA homes than DSL, it has overtaken it for #2  market share after HFC. This is a milestone. While it has a way to go before overtaking HFC, it's at about 23% share, and continuing to rise. Cable is at about 51% share.

The growth in fiber route-miles overall is quite impressive. That between greenfields and overbuilds, close to half of it is going into FTTH is a bit of a surprise. A lot of small cell deployments will be in residential and commercial areas that are as yet unserved with FTTH. For incumbents, fiber builds to small cells will tip the balance in a lot of business cases for FTTH construction.

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Ariella
Ariella
12/12/2018 9:04:50 AM
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fiber
I don't believe DSL was available in my area for years now. When we first got high speed internet I looked into it, and Verizon said it wasn't offering that in my neighborhood.

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