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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Alcatel-Lucent, Bolt Fiber Optic Services to bring 1 Gbps broadband to northeast Oklahoma

Bolt Fiber Optic Services, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative' s fiber to the home (FTTH) subsidiary, has tapped Alcatel-Lucent to be its GPON vendor for its 1 Gbps network that will deliver a mix of data, third-party VoIP and TV services to rural northeastern Oklahoma residents.

Lawrence, Kan., proposes building its own 1 Gbps-capable FTTH network

Lawrence, Kan., is the latest city to propose building out its own fiber to the home (FTTH) network that will be able to offer the same 1 Gbps speeds Google Fiber is offering today in Kansas City, reports the  Lawrence Journal-World.

GPON spending rose 44% in Q1, says Infonetics

Service provider spending on GPON-based fiber to the home (FTTH), particularly in China and EMEA, rose 44 percent in a traditionally slow season for the first quarter of 2014.

Verizon's McAdam: Gap between broadband, linear video subscriber adds is widening

Verizon may still be one of the largest telco TV players, but the telco is seeing that in the markets where it offers its FiOS services, wireline broadband is becoming the dominant product.  

BT Openreach to bolster ranks with plans to hire 1,600 engineers

Openreach, BT's local access network business, is ramping up its employee base, announcing that it will create 1,600 new engineering positions to keep up with its ongoing rollout of its fiber-based broadband services.

Verizon extends its D.C. FiOS rollout schedule to 10 years

Verizon is revising its FiOS buildout plan in Washington, D.C., from nine years to 10 years, which it says is within its rights under a franchise agreement it filed with the D.C. Office of Cable Television (OCT), reports  FierceCable. 

Cincinnati Bell Fioptics revenue rises 43 percent to $31 million, drives up wireline segment results

Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics fiber-based broadband continued its successful run in the first quarter of 2014 as revenues rose 43 percent year-over-year to $31 million.

Fiber-based broadband subs to double to 265M by 2019, says ABI Research

Fiber-based broadband is hardly ubiquitous, but according to a new ABI Research report, it grew 29 percent from 2012 to 126.6 million subscribers in 2013. The research firm has forecast that by 2019, fiber-based broadband subscriptions will grow to 265 million subscribers, with a CAGR of 11.7 percent.

Telus to invest over $1.2B to expand fiber network to Quebec-based businesses, residential customers

Telus has launched an ambitious plan to invest more than $1.2 billion to expand its wireline fiber and wireless networks to reach more customers in Quebec through 2016.

Bell Aliant's Q1 data revenues rise $22M on strong Internet, TV adds

Bell Aliant continued to see the fruits of its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH)-based broadband and IPTV efforts pay off in the first quarter of 2014 as data revenues grew $22 million, or 8.6 percent, due to an uptick in Internet and TV customer adds.