IDC on fiber to the premises

In 2002, 2.9% of the 58 million-odd broadband connections worldwide were made via fiber, using either passive optical networks (PONs) or point-to-point links like Ethernet.

In 2002, 2.9% of the 58 million-odd broadband connections worldwide were made via fiber, using either passive optical networks (PONs) or point-to-point links like Ethernet. In contrast, more than 97% of folk used cable modems, DSL, or fixed wireless to get their data.