Tuesday, October 2, 2007

NYT: Unlike U.S., Japanese Push Fiber Over Profit

Nearly eight million Japanese have a fiber optic line at home, far out pacing fiber deployments in the U.S., where AT&T and Verizon Communications are under intense pressure from investors to justify their capital spending plans, according to a report published by The New York Times. The investment in fiber is seen by NTT and KDDI as a long-term strategy and a means of selling additional services, but an expansion into video services has been slowed by regulations that limits their role in the broadcasting business.


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