Is 100 Mbit/s Possible?
This sparked a lot of discussion and some raised the question of whether such an endeavor is even feasible.
After all, if a central office serves 5,000 homes, it would have to have 500 Gbit/s on the other side of the OLT. That's a lot of PONs to stack in the shelf, not to mention a lot of bandwidth coming out of the CO. Verizon doesn't have any tricks up its sleeve to get around this, from what we've learned. Technology wise, they certainly can do it, but does it make sense from a business perspective? We'll find out.
— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading