When it comes to high speed Internet access, fiber optic connections have been the gold standard all other types of broadband are measured by.
A recently published report from a non-profit association dedicated to increasing access to fiber broadband and measuring the growth of fiber connected homes in North America, contained some interesting news about fiber broadband penetration. However, even more compelling is what the report didn't say directly, but makes the point with the penetration numbers.
Some of the highlights mentioned in the report:
- 22.6 Million homes are passed by fiber
- 19.3 Million homes are marketed for service
- 8 Million homes connected
If you analyze the numbers reported above, you can deduce what the broadband adoption rate for fiber broadband really is. The important numbers to use for determining adoption are the 19.3 million customer based, compared to the 8 million homes which are connected. This makes the adoption rate for the 19.3 million fiber customers in North America 41.5% - much lower than several recent national and state adoption survey reports.