Fiber-to- the-Home connections exceed 1 million

FTTH deployments pass over six million North American homes, an increase of more than 2 million homes or over 50% since last March, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The number of North American homes and businesses directly connected via end-to-end fiber now exceeds one million. Well over 300,000 additional homes being passed every month.  

FTTH is expected generate significant economic activity with estimated $21 billions in infrastructure investments and $4.5 billion in electronics sales by 2010, according to the study. Current status of fixed connectivity in the U.S. is 43% broadband, 28% dial-up only, 28% no internet, and 1% FTTH. 

RVA Market Research says surveys of early fiber-to-the-home users show that they are highly satisfied with FTTH service attributes such as increased Internet speed, on-demand video and HDTV, as well as online gaming. However, there is also increased interest in applications that affect health and education as information becomes available about services and distance learning available through the Internet.

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