I think we’re going to see DSL not only spreading over the next year, but getting faster as well. The FCC has eased competition restrictions on local phone companies, making fiber network installation much easier. They’re not sticking to just fiber tech, though; the FCC has also finally given official approval to broadband over power lines.
"Manufacturers and some broadband providers are already launching power line technology. Current Communications Group and Cinergy Broadband, a subsidiary of one of the Midwest’s largest utilities of the same name, are involved in a joint venture with a privately held start-up to provide Internet access directly to consumers through power sockets in their homes."