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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