Re: On the bright side...
Out east, it is already installed. I have clients in NB with FTTH deployments. Greenfield deployments are active in ON and QC already, with actual investments in brownfield by major carriers (and some indies!)
The west is another story. FTTH exists in many greefield deployments here, but the majors have little reason to light them. In some rare cases, indies have lit up towers in V-town and Cow-town. Shaw claims that any day now they will do the same.
Those of us in brownfield neighbourhoods are boned; Shaw shuffles their feet around awkwardly and stares at the wall whilst Telus just starts laughing in an uncomfortable fashion.
On the other hand, we don’t have the ridiculous uber-UBB out west that seems to be the norm out east. So…the choices seem to be “slow, but you are allowed to actually use it” or “really, really fast, but pointless because the caps are low enough to hit them with a work-from-home RDP session.”