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 to extend 1 Gbps service to 11.7M locations following completion of DirecTV acquisition

AT&T may have asked for another extension to complete its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but when it ultimately does complete the deal it plans to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises service to 11.7 million customer locations.

AT&T incites broadband challenge against Comcast with Miami-area 1 Gbps launch

AT&T has made the southeast Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miami and surrounding communities the next targets for its 1 Gbps FTTP service, putting it in direct competition with Comcast which will offer an even higher speed 2 Gbps service.

Google Fiber gets green light to deliver 1 Gbps service in San Antonio

Google Fiber has received a license from the Texas Public Utility Commission to operate as an ISP in San Antonio's city limits where it would face off with AT&T, reports the San Antonio Current.

C Spire launches 1 Gbps FTTH in Clinton, Miss.

C Spire is now offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home Internet, HDTV, and phone triple-play bundle to Clinton, Miss., the fourth city where the competitive provider is taking the service.

Bell Canada invests $922M to build out 1 Gbps services in Toronto

Bell Canada is jumping into the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home craze with plans to launch service in the Toronto market as part of a $922 million investment in its last mile network.

Verizon blamed for blocking competitors' access to underground fiber conduit

Verizon is coming under fire again in New York City over claims that the service provider is preventing competitors' broadband data service from being delivered to their customers by blocking access to necessary fiber conduits.

AT&T enhances challenge against Comcast by lighting 1 Gbps service in Chicago

AT&Tis laying further challenge to Comcast's emerging presence in the gigabit fiber-to-the-premises race by officially launching its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower service in Chicago.

Ovum: Fiber-to-the-X optics market to surpass $1B in 2015

Service providers' ongoing movement to deploy fiber-to-the-premises services is helping drive up FTTx optical component revenues. A new Ovum report forecasts that FTTx optical components revenue will exceed $1 billion this year, up from $953 million in 2014. The research firm said that the demand for PON equipment--particularly optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network terminals (ONT)--from aggressive carriers in China are driving the FTTx optics market to "record levels."

Google Fiber begins building fiber network in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.

Google Fiber has started building its gigabit fiber network in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. The company announced the construction on Twitter showing photos of crews digging and burying fiber in those two cities.

CenturyLink ends Comcast's monopoly in Minneapolis with launch of Prism IPTV, 1 Gbps service

CenturyLink is officially now offering its Prism IPTV service in the Minneapolis market, ending incumbent video provider Comcast's monopoly position there.