Seriously what's so special about this? Yeah, it's glassfiber so it's really fast. But they could make it even faster if they wanted to, the limitations aren't the wiring anymore but the computers themselves. If I understood correctly, glassfiber is a super-conductor which is able to transmit data at near light-speed. 1000Mbit/s is nothing compared to light-speed. But yeah, like I said the limitation is the computer and their chips right now.
Anyway, a large portion of my country is already using glass-fiber. They installed it before they knew it was such a good conducter, they installed it because it was the cheaper option back then. However, sadly it's just the main wiring, the house to house wiring isn't glassfiber yet. Because of that I'm stuck on 120Mbit/s currently. So yeah, I'm a little envious of 1000Mbit/s. I bet all new houses built will get glass-fiber right away though, and I hope they upgrade the old stuff soon because I like fast internet
Eh.... Yeah, that's not exactly true...Or rather, it's not true at all.
First, HFC connections which have a hybrid coax copper and fiber infrastructure have a maximum practical tested speed of 5.6 Gbps. This in 2011. Second, passive fiber (GPON) has been tested, again in real life, to a maximum practical value of 10 Gbps in 2010. Most current GPON fiber implementations can support 2.5 Gbps and are limited only at the BBRAS. Think of it as everyone simply not opening the tap completely and instead just letting things drip a bit.
The real limitation at the moment is in the core network of the ISPs. Passive fiber will increase slowly, active fiber is utopicly expensive.
Also, you might want to consider just how much you need 1 Gbps transfer... Check your regular use, and see if what percentage of that you could constantly occupy.