A policy for rapid deployment of fiber-to-the-home may be in direct conflict with the health of the transceiver component supplier industry. The interests of consumers, regulators, and even service providers are in conflict with the industry that provides a critical component necessary for the service. The industry needs to recognize this conflict and explore strategies to keep itself viable in light of these conflicts. A system dynamics model is used to explore the effects of government policy on the deployment of fiber-to-the-home as a broadband technology. Specifically this article investigates the effects of a policy for rapid broadband deployment on the component supplier that is farthest from the consumer in the value chain.