Corning's breakthrough is based on a nanoStructures optical fibre design that allows the cabled fibre to be bent around very tight corners with virtually no signal loss. These improved attributes will enable telecommunications carriers to economically offer true high-speed Internet, voice and HDTV services to virtually all commercial and residential (apartment and condominium) buildings. Current optical fibre installations lose signal strength and effectiveness when bent around corners and routed through a building, making it difficult and expensive to run fibre all the way to customers' homes.
Hmm - one to watch out for. Hopefully not the big let-down that plastic-fibre was!