Bringing broadband service to rural and underserved, exurban areas can pose unique challenges to providers. Deployments must cover great distances to reach just a few homes. Rural areas have higher costs per home passed, and require high subscriber take rates to make fiber deployments economically possible. Alternative FTTx deployment solutions such as a tap FTTH network architecture may offer a solution. In a tap network, a fiber cable is deployed throughout a service area, and fiber optic taps divert optical signals to subscribers.
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