The Impact of Fiber to the Home

What does a new patio deck at your house and fiber to the home have in common? They both increase the value of your home! According to recent research conducted by the University of Colorado and Carnegie Mellon University, fiber to the home can increase an average home's value by over $5K dollars (+3%).

Brazil wants to expand their fiber optics networks

The Brazilian government wants to have fiber optic technology in 90% of the country’s cities. The average Internet speed in the South American country has gone up by 11%, reaching 2.9Mbps.

Asia stands out with a 35% growth in FTTH



According to Wire and Cable news, Asian telecoms released new data, revealing that more than 300 million business and homes across Asia-Pacific now have access to fiber services a 35% growth.

July 29, 2015 by

AT&T extend 1Gbps service to schools as part of DirecTV deal

Locations has not been revealed, but AT&T will extend its 1Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate schools and libraries as part of one of the FCC’s requirements for the merge that is now completed.

July 27, 2015 by

Best Buy joins Obama's FTTH program

The retail store will collaborate with training programs and tech-support to the community in President Obama’s ConnectHome, the project that will deliver high speed Internet to 275,000 low-income households in 27 cities.

AT&T is bringing 1Gbps FTTH to Durham, NC

The lack of wireline facilities in Durham means AT&T has to build its FTTH infrastructure from zero. The Ma-Bell company is offering this service as part of The North Carolina Next Generation Network.

Sky's latest Broadband deal is free for an entire year

Broadband providers typically try to attract new customers by offering attractively low prices for a permanency contract. Eventually, the monthly cost of these contracts shoot up to compensate for the discounted rate you've been paying up until then, but this is where Sky's UK latest fiber broadband deal is a little bit different...

July 13, 2015 by Luis Cardenas

FTTH adds 3.1% to your home value

The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council released results of a study that indicates a gigabit FTTH connection can add up to 3.1% to the value of a home. That equates to an extra US$5,437 on a typical home.

July 10, 2015 by Nelson Pineda

City-Parish celebrates 10 years of improvement thanks to fiber optic

In 2005 the voters of the city-parish, Lafayette, Louisiana, approved a fiber optic initiative from the Lafayette Utilities System(LUS) that provides high speed Internet, digital cable and telephone services, among the basic...

 

July 10, 2015 by Luis Cardenas