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Fiber Fiber Everywhere

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The Fiber to the Home conference took place this week in Orlando so there’s been a wave of fiber news and statistics. From the Fiber to the Home Council comes a study stating that more than two million American homes now have a fiber connection. While that’s under two percent of homes in the country, it’s still a fairly impressive number, made more so by the fact that two-thirds of those connections come via Verizon, which has only been deploying FTTH for the last few years.

The question is: how will that number change in the next few years? Not just from further Verizon deployments, but also from AT&Ts FTTH initiatives and cable FTTH deployments? For now the FTTH focus for most operators is in greenfield situations, but that may change as providers look beyond the requirements of the next few years to what their networks will have to support a decade or two from now.