CABA Information Series
IS-2003-20: Fiber-to-the-Home White Paper
Fiber to the home (and business) will fill the speed gap between Gbps servers and PCs. Drivers for high bandwidth are video conferencing, interactive games, telecommuting, and file transfers (video on demand, video and still-image email attachments, program sharing and downloading, e.g. of entire books). When fiber delivers Internet, telephone, and cable TV services, the cost of the equipment will become economical for the four U.S. incumbent telephone companies and will enable these companies to regain the lead over cable companies for delivery of broadband services.