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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Sonic lights 1 Gig service in six Northern California communities

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NTT DoCoMo launches 1 Gbps FTTH, wireless service bundle

Japan's NTT DoCoMo is making its mark on the 1 Gbps broadband services market, announcing that it will start offering a bundle of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and mobile services.

AT&T ramps North Carolina FTTP workforce to battle Google Fiber's impending entry

Just days after Google Fiber announced it would bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to a number of major North Carolina towns and cities, including Charlotte and the Triangle area, AT&T is ramping up its workforce to support its own fiber network push in the state.

CenturyLink outlines first Denver neighborhoods to get 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink has named the first Denver neighborhoods that will be getting its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, reports the  Denver Business Journal.

Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

State groups, lawmakers say FCC has no authority to overturn anti-municipal broadband laws

A call made by President Barack Obama to the FCC asking the FCC to overturn a series of existing 20 existing state laws that either prohibit or outright ban cities and towns from building and operating their own broadband network businesses will face a number of legal challenges.

Report: Google Fiber to roll out 1 Gbps service in four Southeast cities

Google Fiber is going to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to four new metro areas, reports  The Wall Street Journal, citing two people close to the issue.

Verizon adds parental controls, guest Wi-Fi capabilities to FiOS Quantum gateway

Verizon is giving customers who use its  FiOS Quantum Gateway  something to smile about with a suite of guest Wi-Fi and enhanced parental controls.

Google Fiber could make Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte next 1 Gbps stop

Google Fiber is expected to announce that Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, N.C., are going to be the next cities to get its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, with network buildout beginning as early as April, according to a  WRAL TechWire  report.

Proposed bill will let cities build broadband networks

A trio of Democratic Senators has developed a new bill called the Community Broadband Act that is designed to overturn existing state laws that ban or restrict cities and towns from building their own broadband networks.