Let's summarize the proposed technology options for a National Broadband Strategy:
- costs too much,
- would put the nation in even more debt,
- makes no economical sense in most geographies,
- and will take far too long to deploy nationwide.
As such fiber cannot reasonably be considered as the basis for a National Broadband Strategy.
- Limited spectrum
- Limited bandwidth capability versus wired options
- Security concerns
- Still needs wired backhaul, typically optical in nature, see above points
Therefore copper is the only available medium worthy of consideration for a National Broadband Strategy!
By making minor changes to the way the network is connected, 400 Mb/s is possible over that existing copper, no fiber required.
This technology, called Bonded DSL Rings® (BDR - www.bondeddslrings.com), can also provide this fiber-like bandwidth to rural areas.
It is the only truly viable telecom technology on which a National BroadBand strategy can be based.