A new Infonetics study revealed that more service providers are taking the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) plunge.
The research firm has forecast that the percentage of service providers planning to offer an average 1 Gbps service to residential subscribers will grow from 15 percent in 2015 to 40 percent by 2017.
Out of this group, 66 percent of subscribers currently access respondents' broadband networks using copper technologies, while 35 percent use a fiber connection. However, Infonetics said that "both percentages will move in opposite directions this year."
The survey also covered other issues, including whether service providers plan to support emerging technologies like fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) and G.fast? At this point, half of the survey respondents said that they either have "no plans to deploy or are unsure if they will deploy FTTdp and/or G.fast technologies."
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