[QUOTE=tmc8080;2628307]The industry will take a breather for a couple of years while they wait for broadband to be more universal… thanks in no small part to the collusion by Telcos & Cablecos alike to begin raising prices and not innovating. Some of the stale content available also doesn’t help… The transition to higher resolutions of HD and “SMART” integrated O/S, memory card slots (SDXC), and fiber optic/hdmi ports will remake the TV into a computer/all-in-one.[/QUOTE]
The situation regarding the rollout of next generation broadband is different in different countries though and some are more proactive than others.
In Northern Ireland, where I live, fibre optic broadband is currently available to 89% of the population and they’re hoping to rollout the last few areas (where new cabinets are required) in the next couple of months.
Speeds are currently limited to 40Mb/s but as the result of successful trials this is scheduled to be doubled next month to 80Mb/s.