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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Google Fiber makes San Antonio its next 1 Gbps target

Google Fiber has named San Antonio as the next destination where it will bring its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service, one of the largest cities in its growing service footprint.

Hawaiian Telcom reaches 175K homes with fiber-based broadband

Hawaiian Telcom has been making strides with its FTTH rollout, extending service to a total of 175,000 homes in the second quarter.

TDS brings 1 Gig service to Waunakee, Wis., continues fiber network expansion

TDS Telecom is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home and accompanying IPTV-based TDS TV service to Waunakee, Wis., the latest in several markets where it is going to offer its fiber-based residential services.

Google Fiber gets green light to bring 1 Gig service to Tempe, Ariz.

Google Fiber has gotten permission to bring their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service to Tempe, Ariz., as the city council voted to unanimously approve their agreement.

Frontier to refresh its FiOS platform, expand FTTH footprint after Verizon deal closes

Frontier plans to revamp its FiOS platform and expand the FTTH network in the three markets it will enter once its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets takes place.

TDS Telecom to launch IPTV, fiber broadband in 7 new markets in 2015

TDS Telecom is moving ahead with its targeted fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services build with plans to roll out services in an additional seven wireline markets by the end of this year.

Cincinnati Bell adds 25K Fioptics addresses, sees increased sales to single-family homes

Cincinnati Bell continues to be aggressive in expanding in its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Fioptics business by passing more multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single-family homes in its territory., VDSL gain market share in broadband CPE market, says research firm

Driven by deployments in China, North America and EMEA, a new report from IHS Infonetics revealed that DOCSIS 3.1 and will drive momentum to the cable and DSL CPE market segments.

Telus completes $11M fiber network serving Northern Vancouver Island

Telus continues to make progress with its fiber rollout, announcing that it has completed an $11 million fiber network build connecting business and residential customers on Northern Vancouver Island.

AT&T agrees extend Gig service to E-rate schools, libraries as part of DirecTV deal

AT&T has agreed to extend its 1 Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate eligible schools and libraries in its wireline footprint as one of the concessions of its now-completed acquisition of DirecTV.