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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AT&T expands 1 Gig service in four new markets

AT&T is expanding its 1 Gbps FTTH presence in parts of four markets, a likely response to Comcast's move to expand its gigabit broadband footprint via DOCSIS 3.1 technology.

Comcast ups gigabit battle against AT&T with five-market DOCSIS 3.1 launch

Comcast plans to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled gigabit broadband services to five markets this year, boosting a challenge to AT&T's ongoing FTTH program.

Cincinnati Bell, ATC launch fiber portal targeting SMB customers

Cincinnati Bell and ATC, a telecom consulting company, are jointly operating a new Web-based portal that allows businesses to find quotes and pricing for fiber services.

CenturyLink builds challenge to Comcast with IPTV launch in St. Paul, 19 other Minnesota cities

CenturyLink is furthering its challenge against Minnesota's key cable operator Comcast, announcing that it is now offering its Prism TV service over its FTTH network in parts of St. Paul and 20 other surrounding cities.

Deutsche Telekom, Nokia achieve 10G speeds over copper in XG-Fast lab trial

Deutsche Telekom and Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent claimed they delivered 10 Gbps over existing copper wiring during a lab trial using XG-Fast technology at the end of 2015.

Google Fiber testing VoIP with select group of FTTH subscribers

Google Fiber is in the process of testing a new voice service with some of its FTTH customers that will allow a user to have one number for any of their wireline or wireless devices.

Lumos steps up 1 Gbps FTTH drive with Botetourt County, Va. launch

Lumos Networks may be focusing more of its attention on wireless backhaul and business customers, but the service provider's move to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to Botetourt County, Va., shows it has responded to the Tier 2 market need for higher speed broadband.

AT&T hints at further FTTP expansions beyond 14M premises goal

AT&T confirmed plans that it may extend its fiber-to-the-premises services to additional consumer and business locations in its wireline footprint after completing its build to 14 million sites.

Corning sees data centers, FTTH opportunities ramping amidst poor Q1 2016 outlook

Corning's optical networking segment is finding fortune in the FTTH and data center market segments, but spending patterns within these segments vary due to the timing of build out cycles.

Verizon gets call for FiOS from the Bronx's Co-Op City development

Verizon is facing another call for FiOS in New York City, this time from a group of elected officials and residents in the Bronx borough's Co-Op City development, where 72 percent of the residents are interested in getting the FTTH-based service.