Fiber to the home deployment schedule

Reuters: “Verizon said Monday that its initial [fiber] deployment plans involve about 1
million homes next year, with the pace potentially doubling in 2005.”

So let’s see.  Verizon has 30 million residential
customers.  If they pass 1 million homes with fiber in 2004 and
double that to 2 million per year in 2005, they’ll light everyone up by
2020.  Assuming they actually deploy this time, unlike prior telco
fiber promises.