Notwithstanding these and other challenges, the Committee on Broadband Last Mile Technology has attempted to put forth, by consensus, views about the broadband last mile that seek to have value in the 2-to 10-year time frame. While such a time frame might seem to be daunting in the face of the rate at which some of the basic technologies are advancing (Moore’s law and its kin), the processes of deployment and acceptance have always proceeded much more slowly, and there seems to be no particular reason to expect a significant change in these time constants going forward.

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