Why “Copper” isn't going away in a hurry

The impending death of copper networks might not be at hand, thanks to VDSL2 vectoring and G.Fast, and the high-speed broadband game has changed completely.

The recently concluded Broadband World Forum (BBWF) 2013 in Amsterdam would have been just about pure hell for devoted fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) evangelists, given that DSL-acceleration technologies such as VDSL2 vectoring and G.Fast dominated both conference and exhibition-floor discussions.

Just a few years after many proclaimed the impending death of copper networks, those very same networks are squeezing out previously unimaginable speeds, and the high-speed broadband game has changed completely.

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