Widespread fiber to the home internet service at least 10 years away | MyCE My Consumer Electronics
From the article:
"Research group IHS found that the global proliferation of FTTH is not being reflected in North America, citing high costs, lack of demand and no true competition as staunch impediments." ...
... "One analyst calculated Google could end up paying nearly $8,000 to connect a single home. Apply that figure to its claim of connecting up to 500,000 homes and you get a multi-billion dollar venture one that might not bear fruit for the company (or others) for years." ...
* I'd like to know more details about that study because it sounds very skewed to me. Although $8,000 sounds very expensive to connect one home to fiber, compare that cost to installing a water main or a sewer line to the same home. After the cost of City, County and State permits are added, $8,000 seems pretty cheap. For giggles, check the cost of installing a septic tank system starting with the permitting process.