FTTH – fiber-to-the-home

Short for fiber-to-the-home, the installation of optical fiber from a telephone switch directly into the subscriber s home. Fiber optic cable is an alternative to coaxial cable.

FTTH is also referred to as fiber-to-the-building(FTTB), which includes optical fiber that is installed directly into a home or enterprise.

Compare with FTTC.

A disadvantage of FTTH, as opposed to FTTC, is that power cannot be supplied to a home along with the signal on the fiber optic lines.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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