said by jlewsader:
What are u referring to as BPON? That's a new one for me.
Broadband Passive Optical Network. At present this is the type of optical network that FTTP (Fiber to the Premise) customers are connected on.
They may be upgraded to GPON (Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network) sometime in the future, but that would require different CO equipment, and in many cases, new ONTs (Optical Network Terminal) at the customer premise as well
In most parts of the country, there are three prevailing "flavors" of U-Verse, with a fourth available in very few locations:
1) FTTN VDSL2 (single pair or bonded) U-Verse
2) IPDSLAM ADSL2+ (single pair now; bonded coming soon) U-Verse
3) FTTP BPON U-Verse
4) FTTC VDSL2 U-Verse (Fiber to the Curb -- supposedly in one small part of Richardson, TX, and also there are a few legacy BellSouth FTTC neighborhoods that were upgraded to U-Verse, but there are a ton more that need the upgrade still...)