FTTP: The new DSL?

FRAMINGHAM (09/18/2003) - Fiber to the Premises and DSL are aimed at small businesses, remote offices and consumers, but they have their differences.


- Entirely new fiber infrastructures designed to bring carriers new revenue streams.

- Avenue for new services by affording 10 to 100 times more bandwidth than DSL.

- Applications possible: high-definition videoconferencing, PC backup, telecommuting, premises surveillance.


- Extensions of copper infrastructures to offer basic broadband at low cost to carriers.

- Little potential for new revenue but an incremental way to hold off cable competitors.

- Applications possible: some voice and video, though mostly speed improvements over dial-up services.

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