the costs of $890 in 2006 to pass a home or business with a fiber-optic network capable of providing Verizon's advanced FiOS data and video services. This cost, which includes a blend of aerial and underground deployment, had averaged $1,400 at the start of 2005.
Babbio said that at the beginning of 2005 Verizon's fiber network was passing an average of 100,000 premises per month, and by the end of the year it was passing an average of 235,000 premises per month, as the deployment ramped up to its current and ongoing run rate.
It also delivers Internet download speeds of up to 30 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps as well as high-quality voice services. Information about Verizon Internet Service
International broadband report.
South Korea has high broadband penetration and higher speeds of 20+mbps
Article about broadband in the USA and the world
In the United States, the typical broadband connection speed is between 1 and 4 megabits per second (Mbps). In countries such as Japan, South Korea and China, Internet speeds of 100 Mbps are common; in Europe, speeds of 20 Mbps are widely available.
Internet service is cheaper in other countries, too. Many South Koreans pay only $20 a month for their 100-Mbps connections, while Twin Cities residents pay about $45 a month for Time Warner's standard Road Runner service, which connects at less than 4 Mbps -- a level that Hedblom dismisses as "baby broadband."
NTT DoCoMo hits 2.5Gbps in 4G trial
Congress works to ease pain of analog TV's death. This will free up wireless bandwidth for high speed wireless communication.
Smart radio and changing the rules of how bandwidth is used would also allow for more usage of wireless technology. More on smart radio
Higher antennas will also boost wireless technology. (HALE High altitude long endurance systems are cheaper satellite alternatives that can be more easily maintained and upgraded)
Fiber business coming out of slump