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 cites San Jose as next 1 Gbps FTTH stop

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Ting targets Holly Springs, N.C. as its next FTTH market

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BT and Alcatel-Lucent have completed a demonstration of XG.fast technology during which the service provider was able to deliver more than 5 Gbps over its existing copper pairs.

CenturyLink brings 1 Gig service to Utah's Lehi and Park City businesses

CenturyLink has deepened its 1 Gbps service presence by enabling about 1,000 select business locations in Lehi and Park City, Utah.

CommScope: Installers need to be flexible in wiring MDUs with FTTH services

CommScope said that as service providers look to increase fiber penetration into multi-dwelling units (MDUs), service providers and installers will need to be more flexible.