The two “legacy” solutions for broadband Internetaccess have been DSL and Cable Modem. Two rising competingsolutions are fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and broadband wireless withWiMax and/or LTE. FTTH guarantees gigabits/sec access speeds,paving the way for services like HDTV. FTTH service is beingoffered in certain areas by such providers as Verizon and AT&T.Google has been laying FTTH for a super-fast Internet.Some Cable companies are still squeezing more capacity outthe coax cable, while waiting to ride the FTTH wave.
Discuss important trends in broadband solutions, from DSL to Cableto LTE/Wimax to FTTH and perhaps to satellites.