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 touts advantages of FTTH over cable in new ad on eve of consolidating wireline footprint

Verizon has begun running a new TV ad campaign highlighting the difference between its FTTH network and cable, a move that comes as the service provider pares down its wireline network footprint to the Northeast.

Telus pumps $260M into fiber rollout to Quebec residences, businesses

Telus is investing $260 million to bring fiber thousands of homes and businesses in a mix of rural and urban communities in Quebec as part of a broader $1.53 billion program to improve network infrastructure and services across the province.

Cincinnati Bell's 'fiber depth is clear' with Fioptics footprint 80% FTTH enabled, analyst says

Cincinnati Bell may be planning to wind down capital spending on its fiber build starting in 2017, but in the meantime the provider has built an aggressive foundation from which it can deliver a series of high-speed services in Cincinnati to residential and business customers.

As Google Fiber and AT&T dally, San Francisco explores taking FTTH matters into its own hands

With Google Fiber planning only to bring its 1 Gbps service into a few targeted apartment communities, and widespread gigabit services by other providers like AT&T months away, the city of San Francisco is exploring how much it would cost to build its own municipal fiber network to serve residents and businesses.

Comcast, AT&T thwart municipal broadband expansion effort in Tennessee

Comcast and AT&T's lobbying efforts to block a municipal broadband bill that would let Chattanooga, Tenn.-based EPB expand into two nearby counties paid off as the measure failed to pass following a 5-3 vote in the state legislature.

AT&T extends 1 Gbps FTTH service to five additional markets

AT&T is taking its GigaPower service into an additional five markets as it faces continual pressure from Comcast and Google Fiber for 1 Gbps services.

Comcast follows Google Fiber's $70 plan in Atlanta, but price comes with a contract catch

Comcast is beginning a 1 Gbps advanced trial for residential and business customers in Atlanta, laying a competitive challenge to Google Fiber with its own similarly priced 1 Gbps service. But while the cable MSO is following Google's pricing scheme, it's not without a catch.

Google Fiber battles AT&T, Comcast for utility pole access in Silicon Valley

Google Fiber is facing yet another battle over utility pole access in California's desirable Silicon Valley with AT&T and Comcast, who say that the service provider has no right to access those facilities.

TDS Telecom says it has overcome 9-state outage, but customers still reporting issues

TDS says it has resolved a network outage that affected its broadband and IPTV customers in several states that began yesterday.

AT&T, Verizon, other top telcos lose 185K broadband subs in 2015 as cable surges ahead

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other top telcos lost about 185,000 subscribers in 2015-- the first year where telcos saw net broadband subscriber losses – while cable took a comfortable lead with 3.3 million new broadband customers.