In an interesting post on LightReading today, AT&T is said to be favoring Etehrnet over copper using VDSL technologies for last mile solutions. While VDSL integrated with EPON has been discussed before, the idea of having Ethernet over DSL is interesting. The article also mentions the absence of startups in this area, with only one startup Aktino having related technology. It is also interesting to observe this thought when PON deployments in the US are moving towards the GFP-PON world. Here is the link to the article.