Fiber penetration extends to 19.1% of U.S. commercial buildings with 20+ employees
APRIL 27, 2009 -- Increased capex for residential build-outs helps fill in the business fiber gap, says Vertical Systems Group.
APRIL 27, 2009 -- Business fiber availability increased more than 8% in the U.S. between 2004 and 2008, according to Vertical Systems Group's (search Lightwave for Vertical Systems Group) latest research study. Fiber penetration now extends to 19.1% of U.S. commercial buildings with twenty or more employees, up from 10.9% in 2004. All remaining locations comprise the "Fiber Gap," or business locations with no fiber access facilities.
"Driven by increased capex for fiber build-outs, the number of business locations with access to fiber facilities grew significantly during the past four years," says Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Residential fiber build-outs, such as Verizon's FiOS and AT&T's U-verse offerings, are extending accessibility to adjacent business sites, both large and small. Access to these facilities has in turn spurred growth in new business broadband services."
Visit Vertical Systems Group