Fiber-to-the-Home Council says FTTH installations have risen by more than 200% in the past year

August 14, 2002

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WASHINGTON -- Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) installations increased by well over 200 percent in the past 12 months, according to "U.S. Optical Fiber Communities 2002," a new list released today by the FTTH Council. The list details 50 communities in 16 states that are leading the nation into the all-optical communications revolution of the future. The FTTH Council, which released the list in advance of its quarterly meeting in Park City, Utah next week, is a nonprofit organization established to educate the public on the opportunities and benefits of FTTH solutions. The versatility and unlimited bandwidth of optical fiber brings not only crystal-clear communications and entertainment to communities, but also life- changing applications such as telecommuting, telemedicine and distance learning. "U.S. Optical Fiber Communities 2002" highlights the fact that FTTH, once considered a technology of the future, is now a reality. Industry leaders note that FTTH deployments are growing rapidly due to two factors -- reduced costs for FTTH systems that place fiber on par with copper or coaxial cable, and increased homeowner demand. "For homeowners, the benefits of FTTH typically start with fiber's ability to converge traditional services such as phone, cable TV, high-speed Internet connectivity and security into one convenient and affordable package," says James Salter, president of the FTTH Council. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council

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