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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Telecom Italia brings FTTC network to more cities

Telecom Italia on Tuesday said it has launched its Fiber to the Cabinet (FTTC) services in three cities this month—Rome, Turin and Naples.

LTE beating out FTTH in Japan

Providers of fixed broadband in Japan are being forced to drop their prices in order to attract customers that are signing up for cheaper and more convenient mobile LTE services instead, according to an analyst.

Bell Aliant extends FTTH, IPTV to Amherst, Nova Scotia

Bell Aliant on Thursday placed Amherst, Nova Scotia on the growing list of areas where its FibreOP Fiber to the Home service is available.

Deutsche Telekom mulls vectored DSL

Deutsche Telekom on Friday became the latest traditional wireline provider to consider DSL with vectoring to increase the speeds it can deliver over its existing copper plant.

Bristol, Tenn. utility selects Alcatel-Lucent for its GPON network

BTES, a municipally-owned electric utility, on Monday became the latest utility to jump on the Gbps-based FTTH bandwagon, offering 1 Gbps services to all of its residential and business electric customers.

Wind Italy, Vodafone sign wholesale FTTH agreements with Metroweb

Wind Italy and Vodafone Italy on Monday signed separate wholesale service agreements with Metroweb in which they will leverage its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network in Milan to provide broadband services to consumers and businesses.

Google names Dub's Dread section of Kansas City as its next "fiberhood"

Google on Thursday named the Dub's Dread neighborhood of Kansas City as the next "fiberhoood," or area where it is going to deploy its FTTH service.

Bell Aliant brings Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, onto its FibreOP network

Bell Aliant on Thursday invested CAD 750,000 (USD 760,000) to extend its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network to about 1,500 homes and businesses in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Study: Fixed broadband expansion presents a challenge for carriers

Carriers are still making good money on their fixed broadband networks and services, but they're in a financial bind when it comes time to spend money to upgrade and/or improve those networks.

Comcast to deliver 305 Mbps speed tier over Ethernet-based FTTH

Comcast on Thursday revealed plans that it will soon offer a 305 Mbps/65 Mbps speed tier over a point-to-point Ethernet-based Fiber to the Home network.