Demand for Fiber Optic Access (April 2002)

April, 2002


A Yipes Communications survey of more than 800 IT professionals in the United States indicates that the rapid adoption of advanced Internet applications is driving businesses to demand access to fiber optic networks at their office sites. The survey was conducted in the fall of 2001. A large majority of those surveyed said their businesses are willing to pay a premium for office space served by high-speed data communications infrastructure, and more than half said they might consider relocating to new space if such infrastructure does not become available.