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U.S. FTTH broadband subscribers reach 3.76M

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fiber-to-the-home? FTTH connection? broadband?

The Fiber to the Home Council disclosed in an industry conference that the Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) topologies now exceed 13,825,000 homes in the United States.

Mike Render, principal of analysis firm RVA LLC, told the broadband council that there are 3.76 million homes connected with active broadband service using FTTH technologies. Of the 13.8 million homes passed, carriers only actively market services to 12,369,000 homes. The discrepancy, Render said, represents areas where other aspects of service construction, such as network interface nodes, have yet to be constructed.

The FTTH Council defines the topology as one in which fiber goes all the way to the individual living unit, including to an individual dwelling within a multitenant unit, and not just to a neighborhood node or a building interface. PON architectures can count, as long as the fiber employed goes to the home.

Render said that most growth in the United States can be attributed to either Verizon FiOS rollouts, or independent local exchange carriers with special fiber projects.

Of the homes connected, 2.195 million use FTTH as their primary TV service delivery method, Render said.

- Loring Wirbel
EE Times

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