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While the average download speed for residential broadband subscribers in the United States is currently 2.3 Mbps, residential subscribers in Japan now average 63 Mbps. Moreover, service providers in Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore either offer 1 Gbps residential service now or are planning to have comprehensive 1 Gbps residential service in the near future, and South Korea is complementing its fiber rollout with 10 Mbps wireless 4G services for mobility.

Research Area: Broadband Traffic

Tags: broadband traffic, wireless, fiber, japan, south korea, subscribers, download speed, residential, hong kong, mpbs

Copps, Michael J. “Bringing Broadband to Rural America.” Federal Communications Commission. Washington, D.C. May 22, 2009.

Google representatives claim that nearly 90 percent of the cost of deploying fiber is associated with construction costs like tearing up and repairing roads.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: network infrastructure, cost, fiber, price, deployment, construction

Richard Whitt, “Google submits initial comments supporting a National Broadband Plan [Google blog],” googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com. June 8, 2009.

Fiber is available in 19.1 percent of U.S. commercial buildings with an average of 20 or more employees, a 10.9 percent increase from 2004.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: network infrastructure, fiber, commercial fiber, business fiber

Sean Buckley, “Fiber to the X: it’s not just about residential services,” Telecommunications Online. May 1, 2009.

Vertical Systems Group, in a recent research study, reported that business fiber availability, while still relatively small in comparison to traditional copper and other facilities, saw an 8 percent increase between 2004 and 2008.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: network infrastructure, fiber, copper, business fiber

Sean Buckley, “Fiber to the X: it’s not just about residential services,” Telecommunications Online. May 1, 2009.

In absolute numbers, the U.S. does well, with 79.07 million [broadband] subscribers, making it second only to China’s 83.37 million, but China’s subscriber base is growing faster.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: international broadband, network infrastructure, china, fiber, broadband penetration, asia

Network Infrastructure, fiber, international broadband, Asia, broadband penetration, China

Combined, Asia-Pacific and the South Asian and East Asian regions contain over 82 percent of the world’s deployed fiber. North America has only 7.29 percent.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: international broadband, network infrastructure, fiber, broadband penetration, south asia, east asia, asia-pacific

Alex Goldman, “Report: U.S. Continues to Lag in Broadband,”InternetNews.com. April 17, 2009.

Asia is leading in fiber optics, which delivers the fattest pipes, and the U.S. is ranked 24th globally in per capita broadband penetration.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: international broadband, network infrastructure, fiber, broadband penetration, asia

Alex Goldman, “Report: U.S. Continues to Lag in Broadband,”InternetNews.com. April 17, 2009.

As of the end of 2008, 4.1 million homes in the United States had fiber service, which puts the United States right behind Japan, which has brought fiber directly to 8.2 million homes, according to the Fiber to the Home Council.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: speed, international broadband, network infrastructure, fiber, japan

Saul Hansell “The Broadband Gap: Why Is Theirs Faster?” New York Times. March 10, 2009.

Fiber optic cables can be made of plastic, glass or a combination of the two, but glass is usually preferred for long-distance communications.

Research Area: Other

Tags: other, fiber, fiber optic cables

“Lasers And Undersea Glass Cables Bring You Your E-Mail,”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 25, 2009.

80 percent of international communications traveled through undersea fiber optic cables.

Research Area: Other

Tags: other, fiber, fiber optic cables, undersea, international communications

“Lasers And Undersea Glass Cables Bring You Your E-Mail,”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 25, 2009.
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