FTTH Has 50% Take Rate in U.S.


Sam Harlan, Head of Engineering & Consulting



According to The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, fiber deployments grew 13 percent in 2015. With over 12 million homes being connected with FTTH in U.S., that marks an almost 50% take rate, which matches the world's highest standards, with nearly 20% of all true FTTH connections being in the U.S.

"From our survey of North American broadband providers, we've found that fiber to the home deployment has continued to grow steadily and 2015 marks the second biggest year for expansion since the technology became available," said Michael Render, President of RVA, LLC. "The industry is poised for substantial growth over the next five years."

Based on a survey conducted by the FTTH Council on the expansion of Fiber Broadband Networks, key takeaways include:

  • Acceleration in FTTH Deployment - 26 million homes are passed and marketed in the U.S.
  • 50% Take Rate - 12.3 million homes are connected with FTTH
  • Gigabit Service is the Word - More than half of the 1,000 FTTH providers in North America will offer Gigabit Services in the next 5 years
  • North American Growth - 34 million homes are passed and marketed in U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean
  • Consumer Experience Drives Demand - 50% higher satisfaction with Fiber than DSL or Cable
  • Significantly Reduced Maintenance Costs vs. Copper - Enable Networks to support new, higher speed, higher revenue services

"Fiber's on fire in the U.S.," said Heather Burnett Gold, President of the FTTH Council. "Now, nearly one fifth of the world's fiber connections are here in the United States. Offering faster speeds and better reliability, fiber sells itself."

As the growth of FTTH Networks accelerates, the speed of fiber will change the way we use the Internet. Regardless of speed, the goal is to keep building fiber, anywhere and everywhere. Access to information is a duty, not a project.

To learn more about CHR's Engineering Services contact Sam Harlan at sam.harlan@chrsolutions.com or 806-722-7762

Written by Sam Harlan at 00:00

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