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's Shammo: We'll have FiOS coverage in 70 percent of our East Coast footprint

Verizon may be selling off a sizeable piece of its wireline network base to Frontier, but the service provider will have a concentrated FTTH base allowing it to effectively compete with Altice when the France-based company completes its Cablevision acquisition.

Verizon remains unwilling to bring FiOS to Boston despite city's permitting, regulations concessions

Boston may be willing to bend over backwards to give Verizon anything it needs to wire up the city with FTTH, but that plea fell on deaf ears as the telco recently told the City Council it won't bring the service to any new areas.

EPB shakes up FTTH market with 10G residential service

EPB has introduced a 10G FTTH service for residential customers in Chattanooga, Tenn., upping the competitive ante in the FTTH gigabit services trend.

Verizon: Cable monopoly, property access hampered its New York City FiOS build

Verizon told the New York City Council during a hearing this week that it has met its obligations of homes passed with FTTH and that property owner disputes have hampered its ability to reach a number of potential customers.

Commscope touts RFoG as interim step for cable's PON FTTH, IP video migrations

NEW ORLEANS-- RF over Glass (RFoG) may have gotten a bad rap from some industry watchers, but Commscope says that it will give cable MSOs an interim solution as they migrate to FTTH and IP-based video.

Verizon furthers copper-to-fiber replacement strategy in 4 states

Verizon continues to make progress with its copper-to-fiber migration strategy. The service provider, according to a series of FCC filings, is retiring copper network facilities in White Plains, N.Y., Pittsburgh, Falls Church, Va., and Providence, R.I.

Verizon hasn't completed its FiOS rollout in Pittsburgh, mayor says

Verizon is now facing another attack on its FiOS buildout from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who says that the provider did not fulfill its FTTH commitments in the city.

Google Fiber should not be ignored as an experiment, says analyst firm

Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service may be only available in a small amount of markets, but a new Bernstein Research study said that large telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink should see the Internet giant's FTTH initiative as a credible threat.

AT&T to begin CORD field trials in wireline network in 2016, expand virtual services

AT&T says that it is moving ahead with efforts to virtualize last mile functions related to its FTTH buildouts centered around the Central Office Re-architected as Data Center (CORD) concept.

TDS closes in on 2015 FTTH goals with 1 Gig launch in Tipton, Ind.

TDS Telecom said it is on track to launch in Tipton, Ind., with 1 Gbps Internet and IPTV service market in November, moving it closer to reaching its goal to equip seven new markets this year.