Wednesday, October 4, 2006

North American FTTH Subscribers Climb to 1 Million, 6 Million Homes Passed

The number of North American homes and businesses directly connected via end-to-end fiber now exceeds one million, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The number of homes passed and eligible for fiber service now exceeds 6 million.

The growth rate is accelerating, with well over 300,000 additional homes being passed every month.

"In 2006, FTTH providers in the United States have moved from pioneer efforts in the United States into the mainstream," said FTTH Council President Joe Savage, "and are confirming that it is a question of when, not if, to deploy FTTH."

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