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Fun With FTTH Data

1:35 PM -- Here at the TelcoTV show in Hotlanta, (that's Atlanta for those of you with no street cred) one of the hot topics of discussion is obviously fiber-to-the-home. And who better to throw some FTTH numbers in our faces than the president of the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council , Joe Savage? Here's some FTTH data courtesy of Joe's presentation this morning:

  • Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is passing three million homes per year with FTTH.

  • AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is passing a half million.

  • BellSouth is passing 150,000. Now wait a second, you might be saying, BellSouth has ceased to exist! Well, things are a bit slower down here in the South, and there are certain areas where the old Baby Bell is still operating as BellSouth.

  • Of all the FTTH subscribers in North America, 1.5 million come from the three RBOCs.

  • 499,000 come from 370 other small providers with an average of 1,350 subscribers per carrier.

  • 13.4 percent of FTTH customers report that they work from home more often by an average of 7.3 days per month because of their FTTH connection.

  • If everyone in North America had FTTH and worked from home one day per month we would reduce our gasoline consumption by 5 percent with a 4 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, $5 billion in lower road expenditures, and 1.5 billion commuting hours recaptured.

  • Ummmm, really?

  • The top consumer uses of FTTH, in order, are movie downloading (about 20 percent), gaming, VOD, video conferencing, home security, education video conferencing, and healthcare video conferencing.
Did you know that 28 percent of all statistics are made up? Okay, I made that one up...

— Raymond McConville, Reporter, Light Reading

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