NTCA survey: 85% of the telcos have long-term fiber deployment strategy

A survey from the NTCA-Rural Broadband Association found that rural Americans are seeing significant progress in getting access to high-speed broadband service. The NCTA's survey, which queried small, independent telcos, found that 45 percent of respondents that are currently deploying fiber said that at least 50 percent of their customers are using fiber to the home (FTTH), up from 41 percent in 2013. In addition, 85 percent of the telcos surveyed said they had a long-term fiber deployment strategy, and 74 percent said that they plan to offer fiber to the node to more than 75 percent of their customers by year-end 2017. Release

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