Vertical Systems Group reports that the penetration of fiber to commercial buildings in the United States now stands at 15.3 percent, which probably comes as no surprise to many people in the industry that have tossed around commercial fiber penetration figures in conversation the last few years (I'm not kidding--it's what qualifies as cocktail party chatter these days). However, while we all have been shaking our heads at the puny percentage of fiber-fed buildings, apparently not much has been done to improve the situation. VSG says commercial fiber penetration grew only about five percent from 2003 until 2007. Are all those other buildings being fed with wireless broadband or alternative technologies? Probably not.
- see this press release from Vertical Systems Group