BT, a British telecom, said today it would spend an additional £1 billion ($1.49 billion) to deploy fiber to up to two-thirds of the homes it serves by 2015, up from 40 percent by 2012 that BT said it would reach late last year.
Larry Dignan, who writes at the Between The lines blog, talked to Qwest CTO Pieter Poll about company’s future plans including fiber-based broadband. Unlike Verizon, Qwest has opted for fiber-to-the-node strategy. The company is pushing fiber to a point where it can feed 350 homes using VDSL2 over copper.
Some highlights from the conversation and my take on why faster broadband isn’t just an option but a necessity for the company below the fold. Read More about For Qwest, FTTN Not An Option, Necessity