The editorial in today's Boston Globe is a rallying cry for the need for increased capacity in order to fuel growth of Next Generation Internet applications and services, including VoIP and Video.
It also means that many of the applications the mobile world wants to have that can make them more money will need it too. One of the false flags is that with CDMA there's more capacity in the air. Well there is, but what happens when all that traffic hits the network after reaching the cellular tower? Duh....it needs to go over the network. That's one reason why the AT&T's, Verizon's and T-Mobile's have all been expanding what they have in the ground nationwide and why Level3 remains such a long term winner.
As someone who appreciates fiber in my technology diet, I can clearly see the need for more fiber players and more fiber options in the near term.