reply to mlerner
Re: Bell Canada launched FTTH in Québec City This is sigificant because:
We've just come though YEARS of haggling at CRTC to get VDSL2 speeds called "FTTN" which Bell claimed was a totally different network. And now Bell is going FTTH and it too will want to take years before it is made available to ISPs.
It is also notable because limited FTTH deployemnts in greefields have some far had the standard Fib speeds, but the one in QUébec city really blows cable out.
And with Bell,s allegedly superior FibTV product compared to Videotron, they may be able to reclaim some market share if they are able to price agressively enough to get customers wiened from Videotron.
The problem is that providing 175mbps retail service when small ISPs have to pay $2213/100mbps means that the small ISPs would not be able to offer such speeds affordably.
Note: I added the URLs back to the first post. Somehow DSLR had de-URLed them.