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If Gigabit passive optical networking is such a big deal, other nations are building out full scale PON Networks and the USA will be technologically toast.
First world nations will have First World infrastructures.
Even some small islands will get GPON technologies. But the rest of the gap will get filled in with wireless technologies which are faster than DSL today or satellite which has inherent latency issues.
If there is a significant market that Verizon is not covering, another for profit firm will come in and monetize it especially as prices have dropped immensely on deployment costs with new technologies emerging.
In fact if you know of a significant market, we can work together to start up a firm to get Fiber deployment done right now.
Only partially true. Cable is fixated on coaxial cable -- DOCSIS, QAM, DOCSIS+, and all the rest of the crazy alphabet soup, for yesterday's (and day before yesterday's) technology. The local cable company here just recently hung miles of thick, heavy coax everywhere, instead of modern plastic optical fiber (very efficient, light, fast and cheap for last-mile connections). It was obsolete the day they put it up.
Eventually, smaller telcos like Frontier and CenturyLink will put modern fiber everywhere to replace their copper ,or else go out of business, always a possibility with telco plutocrats. IF (a big IF) they survive, that will solve many problems, and take a giant step toward a nation-wide completely door-to-door fiber network. Cable will struggle to follow behind when that happens.