Why the new interest in copper as a key, long-term part of the network? The reason for the change is simple. Advances in broadband over copper technology now make offering 100s of Mbps of reliable, high performance bandwidth available. By using copper as a complementary part of the access toolkit, operators can help further build upon and augment their existing fiber and DSLAM assets. Broadband over Copper provides bandwidth where it is needed more quickly and cost effectively, with lower TCO than fiber or microwave... and makes it possible for service operators to land new customers, transition from less profitable to more profitable services, sell more bandwidth, and enable new strategic opportunities.