Virtually every type of communications company is rolling out fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services. Not only are traditional service providers and cable operators pushing their projects and services forward with determination, but so too are Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and municipalities.
In the United States, FTTH deployments grew 13 percent (nearly 3 million homes passed) in 2015, bringing the cumulative total of FTTH homes passed in the U.S. to 26 million, according to the FTTH Council Americas. Furthermore, 2015’s FTTH deployment marked the second-largest expansion since fiber-optic networking was introduced, the council reports. Of homes passed, 12.3 million homes are connected with FTTH-reaching nearly a 50 percent penetration rate.