There's an excellent PBS documentary from their series Need to Know entitled High Fiber. It highlights the broadband successes in the UK and the Netherlands in contrast to the US broadband quality and price issues. Some of the more vocal (but nonetheless beloved) of my British readers will no doubt argue that the UK isn't the best example of a broadband success, but I would stress that what the documentary highlights is the sense in having service competition above a single infrastructure platform, and in that sense the UK is a good example.
The Netherlands bit has a lot of Herman Wagter talking to the camera (he even mentions Diffraction Analysis in an oblique way), and who better to highlight the fiber revolution there than the man who led the charge in Amsterdam ?
It's good stuff, and well worth 12 minutes of your time!