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 begins upgrading Austin customers to 1 Gbps service

AT&T is upgrading existing fiber to the premises (FTTP) network users in Austin, Texas, to 1 Gbps, joining cable overbuilder Grande Communications as the second provider to support such speeds.

Deutsche Telekom stands by full-year forecasts after Q2 net profit growth

Deutsche Telekom confirmed its financial guidance for 2014 after reporting a 34.2 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit in the second quarter and a marginal decline in revenues.

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CenturyLink extends 1 Gig fiber-based service to 16 cities

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Gigabit Squared may now be defunct, but Seattle wants to recoup more than $50,000 in unpaid bills for services the city completed before it severed its agreement with the company in January, reports the  Puget   Sound Business Journal.

Hawaiian Telcom's Q2 consumer revenues rise to $36.3M on broadband, TV growth

Hawaiian Telcom's second-quarter story was once again dominated by its consumer segment, where the telco reported that revenue was $36.3 million, up 4.3 percent year-over-year due to revenue growth from its TV and high-speed Internet (HSI) services.

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Bell Aliant's move to expand its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband offering continued to be a major driver in the telco's portfolio, helping to drive up Internet revenues 4.8 percent to $6.4 million.

Frontier's Wilderotter says Google Fiber is driving hype, customer confusion

Frontier Communications took a jab at Google Fiber, which is considering rolling out its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) in Portland, Ore., later this year, claiming that the Internet giant is trying to offer consumers what they don't need, reports  The Oregonian.