Fibre connections up 76%

24 Sep 2008

A report published by the Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Council in the US shows that the country now has 3.76 million FTTH connections, up 76% year-on-year. Fibre networks have now been deployed past 13.8 million homes in North America, up from 9.55 million a year ago. ‘[FTTH] is fast becoming the technology of choice for receiving high-bandwidth internet and superior video services,’ said Joe Savage, President of the FTTH Council. Average data download speeds for FTTH subscribers are continuing to rise – to 7Mbps from 5.2Mbps a year ago – as providers increase available bandwidth in their service offerings.

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