Can Fiber To The Home Beat DSL Right Now?
from the sign-me-up-now dept
For many in the telecom/broadband world, the idea of “fiber to the home” is the holy grail of providing broadband internet services to customers. However, over in Milan, where one company is trying to do just that, many people are suggesting they’re ahead of their time, and most people will be satisfied with just a simple DSL line for the time being. It is true that you’re never going to convince random people why they should pay so much more for FTTH as opposed to DSL, but without applications that really make use of the bandwidth, there really isn’t a huge reason to make the leap. So far, the company, e.Biscom, is trying to lure users with additional features like downloadable movies from the major studios, but I’m not sure that’s compelling enough to pay the premium necessary.