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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AT&T's Stephens: Fiber rollout is driving uptick in SMB managed services sales

AT&T may be nearing completion of a fiber-to-the-building program as part of its multibillion-dollar Project VIP initiative, but the service provider is seeing the influence extend into smaller businesses.

Cincinnati Bell's Fox: Metered broadband pricing will happen over time

Cincinnati Bell has plenty of gas in the broadband tank with a growing FTTH network, but it envisions a time when metering broadband usage will be the industry norm.

CommScope says BNS acquisition will strengthen its FTTX opportunity

 CommScope said that its recently completed acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Services (BNS) assets will help it expand, particularly in the fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) segment. 

Hawaiian Telcom considers for rural areas as CAF-II boosts wholesale revenue to $17.2M

Hawaiian Telcom is making progress with its FTTH initiative, making it possible for nearly 60 percent of homes in Oahu to get the 1 Gbps speed tier while eyeing new technologies such as and VDSL2 to increase speeds on its copper network.  Regarding the sub headline and first sentence, as Scott said on the call, ~60% of our  enabled  homes are FTTH (so 60% of the 183K homes that we've enabled on Oahu). I just don't want people to misinterpret that with 60% of total census households on Oahu (~300K homes).-          Also I think Scott said that ultimately we'll enable 230K-235K homes on Oahu (no definite timeframe), though the bulk of it will be done by early 2017.  So in your fourth paragraph if you could take out "early 2017" that'd be great!  

AT&T to bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to 23 new markets

AT&T is deepening its 1 Gbps FTTH service reach in 12 metro areas across its wireline territories in the Midwest, Southwest and Western markets.

Telus' Entwistle: DOCSIS 3.1 won't impact the pace of our FTTP rollout

Telus is not afraid of the impending threat of cable competitors rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 networks and is ready to respond through its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout in its wireline territory.

EATEL taps Adtran for its 10G NG-PON path

EATEL, one of the early FTTH adopters, is leveraging Adtran's last-mile platform to deliver its 1 Gbps service while putting together a foundation to migrate to NG-PON.

Bell Canada on pace to bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to 2.2M homes by the end of 2015

Bell Canada has extended the reach of its 1 Gbps FTTH service Gigabit Fibe to over 2 million homes across Quebec, Ontario, and the Atlantic regions of Canada, with plans to extend it to a total of 2.2 million homes by the end of the year.

Cincinnati Bell to target new business fiber expansion to battle TWC, eyes out of region opportunities

As Cincinnati Bell continues to expand its Fioptics FTTH network to more homes throughout Cincinnati, the service provider is working to enhance its connection to local businesses served by Time Warner Cable.

Windstream's $250M Project Excel accelerates 100 Mbps, VDSL2 broadband push

With the sale of its data center business in motion, Windstream plans to dedicate $250 million to enhance its last mile network by installing VDSL2 network equipment to support up to 100 Mbps in more of its rural markets.