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Chad Kay

Broadband

By: Chad Kay
December 30th, 2021

Fiber to the Home (FTTH) is not an either/or, it is an evolutionary path.   To be shortsighted in this venture can end up being more expensive than taking a step back, thinking of the long-term implications of your network, and capturing the lay of the land within a complete analysis.  Running full steam into a fiber build will not always put your company ahead of the competition. This is a story of the Tortoise and the Hare, not the Flash—who discovers superspeed overnight.  The Predictive Planning Report (PPR) will assess the investments required to go all-in on new technology, like FTTH, while focusing on the improvement of a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network to evolve into an FTTH iteration.   Before seeing a predictive planning report, 70% of providers are confident a fiber to the home upgrade is the only way to accomplish their goals. Afterward, nearly half of those companies understand how extending the life of their HFC plant to evolve into FTTH might be the better option.