"Service providers cannot afford to stand still with current access technologies," said David Mercer, vice president of digital consumer practice at Strategy Analytics.
"Fiber-to-the-home will eventually provide the ultimate broadband experience for many users, including high definition TV and lightning-fast interactive web-based services."
By the end of 2007, global broadband subscriptions will reach 330 million, with DSL accounting for over two-thirds, according to Strategy Analytics.
A recent survey by consumer group Which? revealed that the average speed achieved by British consumers paying for an 8 Mbps connection is only 2.7 Mbps, with people in certain areas at the wrong end of the table receiving speeds as slow as 0.09 Mbps.
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