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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Verizon serves up 100 Mbps symmetrical FiOS tier, cuts 150 Mbps pricing

Verizon may be in the process of selling off its wireline assets in Florida to Frontier, but its move to offer new and existing FiOS customers that reside in the Tampa Bay region a 100 Mbps symmetrical speed tier shows the telco still sees value in its FTTH product line.

AT&T will leverage FTTN network to hit 12.5M FTTH goal, enhances DirecTV installation process

AT&T has two ambitious missions in front of it: bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to an additional 12.5 million homes per its agreement with the FCC to get its DirecTV deal approved and scaling its satellite TV service. But it faces the lingering question of how it will meet these goals.  

PON equipment sales drive broadband access market in Q2 2015, says research firm

Service providers' ongoing FTTH deployments that incorporate passive optical networking (PON) have driven the worldwide broadband access market to $3.2 billion in the second quarter of 2015, says Dell'Oro Group in a new report.

CenturyLink to roll out 1 Gbps service to homes in 6 more states, pursuing 700K target

CenturyLink is amplifying its 1 Gbps service rollout with plans to bring the service to parts of six new states in its territory, enabling it to come closer to its goal to enable 700,000 homes by the end of the year.

AT&T's 1 Gig drive resonating with multi-dwelling unit property developers

As AT&T rolls out its 1 Gbps GigaPower into more communities, it is keen to wire more existing and new multi-dwelling units (MDU) with fiber.

Windstream extends 100 Mbps speeds to consumers, SMBs in 250 markets

Windstream is bringing up to 100 Mbps speeds to nearly 240 markets in 16 states, making its service more competitive with cable operators that are poaching Windstream's growing mix of consumer and small- to medium-sized business customers.

Cincinnati Bell: 30 Mbps is our broadband sweet spot

Cincinnati Bell may be an advocate of 1 Gbps FTTH service, but like other wireline telcos it has found that in the near-term most of its customers find utility in 30 Mbps speed services.

Mass. mayors plead with Verizon to bring FiOS to their towns

Verizon may be sticking to its guns that it won't build out FiOS to any new markets, but that has not stopped the mayors from Peabody and Salem, Mass., from pleading with the telco to build out its FTTH service in their towns.

Google Fiber cites Irvine, Louisville and San Diego as potential 1 Gig targets

Google Fiber has cited that it is talking to three new cities  -- Irvine, Calif.; Louisville, Ky. and San Diego-- as three cities that it is considering to light its 1 Gbps service, but there's no promise the service provider will move forward with an actual deployment.

CenturyLink's Post: We're not threatened by the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger

CenturyLink is aware that when Charter Communications completes its acquisition of Time Warner Cable the merger will give CenturyLink a larger threat in its residential and business service capabilities, but the telco says it has the right weapons to compete.