Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) refers to the reach of fiber within a home, e.g., a box on the outside wall of a house. FTTH comes from the family of “fiber to the x” terms that describe various types of broadband network architecture that use optical fiber to replace some or all of a metal local loop used for last mile telecommunications.

FTTH, like FTTB, is a form of fiber to the premise. More specifically, FTTH is a form of fiber optic communication delivery wherein the fiber reaches from a central office location to a subscriber’s working or living area. Once in the subscriber’s home, this signal can be conveyed in any number of ways including wireless, coaxial cable, power line communication, twisted pair, or optical fiber. FTTB, on the other hand, refers to a fiber optic communication delivery that terminates before reaching the workspace itself and is used to provide access to an entire building. FTTH technology allows users to access faster speeds than cable and DSL.



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Verizon transfers group of Falls Church, Va. copper customers to fiber

Verizon has transitioned customers in its Falls Church, Va., market from copper to fiber, marking another step forward in its goal to retire more of its aging wireline facilities.

CenturyLink's Seattle FTTH Internet, IPTV customers suffering ongoing outage

A number of CenturyLink's FTTH customers in Seattle continue to report that they have been without service since Sunday afternoon.

Nelnet challenges Windstream, TWC in Lincoln, Neb. with new 1 Gbps service

Lincoln, Neb.-based NeInet is looking to shake up the city's cable and telco broadband duopoly of Windstream and Time Warner Cable with plans to offer a 1 Gbps FTTH service for residential customers.

FairPoint lights up 1 Gbps service for Portsmouth, N.H. customers

FairPoint Communications has entered the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises game, announcing that it will deliver the higher speed service in Portsmouth, N.H., and a number of nearby communities over its existing last-mile network.

FTTH Council: Streamlined pole attachment processes will accelerate broadband installation

The FTTH Council recently released guidance on how to streamline the make-ready policies to facilitate deployment of fiber into more communities on the heels of the recently introduced "Dig Once" broadband deployment bill-- the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015.

Comcast brings 1M multi-family residents onto its Advanced Communities Network

Comcast's Xfinity Communities is making strides with its Advanced Communities Network, announcing that it has installed services to over 1 million residents of multifamily housing properties (condos, apartments, etc.) across 37 states.

U.S. FTTH deployment rose 13 percent in 2015, says FTTH Council

Fiber deployments to homes in the United States grew 13 percent in 2015, says the FTTH Council as more incumbent telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink and insurgent providers like Google Fiber step up their FTTH deployment plans.

Verizon faces more fire from Pittsburgh mayor over FiOS build

Verizon maintains that it won't build out FiOS to any new communities, but Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says the telco has not met the goals of the agreement it signed with the city six years ago.

BT Openreach CEO Garner to step down in spring 2016

Joe Garner, CEO of BT Openreach is leaving the company to become the CEO of Nationwide Building Society. Garner, who took the reins of Openreach from Olivia Gardner in 2014, will assume his new post in spring 2016 after the company finds a replacement.

Windstream to begin 1 Gbps trial in December, sees broadband growing through 2017

Windstream will begin 1 Gbps FTTH service trial with plans for a broader roll out to follow in 2016 in markets where it has previously built fiber to homes.