said by patcat88:
The depreciation on the FTTN DSLAMs would make it impossible to upgrade them to FTTH for atleast a decade. FTTN isn't financially worth it in the "performance and features/price" figure. Residential FTTN install, I would guess its 50-100% of a FTTH install. I'll guess the passing per house for FTTN is only 1/4 of FTTH passing per house.
Actually the difference between FTTH and FTTN has narrowed significantly. Verizon is forecasting a $650 per house pass by cost for 2010 and FTTN runs about $300 per house passed. However over the longer term if you take all the costs into consideration and not just capex it comes out that they are about the same.