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What is fiber to the home (FTTH)?

Fiber to the home (FTTH), also called “fiber to the premises” (FTTP), is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide unprecedented high-speed Internet access.

How does FTTH broadband work?

Fibre to the home / premises (FTTH or FTTP)Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP), also often referred to as Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) provides and end-to-end fibre optic connection the full distance from the exchange to the building and can deliver faster speeds than FTTC as there is no copper leg at all.

What is the difference between FTTH and broadband?

A key benefit to FTTH — also called FTTP, for “fiber-to-the-premises” broadband — is that it provides for far faster connection speeds and carrying capacity than twisted pair conductors, DSL or coaxial cable. … FTTH will be able to handle even the futuristic Internet uses some experts see coming.

How do I know if my connection is fiber?

If you have an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) like this on the outside of your location, your connection is fiber-optic. If you have a Network Interface Device (NID) box like one of these on the outside of your location, your connection is copper.

What are the benefits of FTTH?

Advantages of FTTH over other broadband connectionsBecause of the underlying fiber optic cable technology, FTTH offers faster connection speeds and nearly unlimited bandwidth capacity at roughly the same cost. Fiber can carry 10x more data than copper, the primary material used in digital subscriber lines (DSLs).