Shall we declare a national holiday? Parades?
That's not the case at all. There is only 1 FTTH adopter in the area - Verizon, and they're never going anywhere. It's not a question of an attractive business model, it's a matter of basic math - they've stretched the fiber as long as it will pay for, and no further. ILECs want out of the copper business altogether, that's why they're rolling (capped) 4G "Broadband" as an alternative.
Cache your DNS.
Queue and deliver your own email - throttled, of course.
Force everything through a squid proxy for a couple of reasons - first, see what your PCs are doing w/o any user interaction, I found it interesting how many google and microsoft websites things randomly hit. Block them all in squid to save bandwidth. Bandwidth throttle in squid, if you do it right you can make it subnet, IP, time-of-day specific, whatever you want. Caching Microsoft stuff can be tricky, there's a lot of articles out there about it, you basically have to bloat out some of the settings in squid, although it's still hit or miss.
You can get a lot of mileage out of a crappy connection simply by throttling the non-interactive stuff, leaving room for things like Netflix or VOIP that tends to be picky about bandwidth.
You'd think that's some kind of manifest destiny, but where I live the telco (VZ) has already stated that the fiber rollout is over with. They population density doesn't warrant the investment of the equipment needed to extend the fiber.
The rest of us still do local caching proxies and QoS hackery to make the most of our 2-3 Mbps.
Usually memedot editors simply post the first paragraph of the original article as the summary, at least time they call out that it's a quote.
or "Space Fox"
And piloted by a young rebel, with a cranky old sidekick as a navigator. They should make this into a TV show.
Your two statements do not support each other.
Because new, and shiny, and Hong Kong, and Slashdot.
You're not missing anything if you don't see GoT. It's just tits and swords.