More than 10 million homes worldwide already have fiber to the home broadband connections because the technology holds
many advantages over current technologies.
• Fiber optic cables can carry data at high speeds over long distances, copper cables used in traditional telephone
lines and ADSL cannot.
• A single copper pair conductor can carry six phone calls. A single fiber pair can carry more than 2.5 million phone
• Fiber has a virtually unlimited bandwidth coupled with a long reach, making it "future safe," or a standard medium
that will be in place for a long time to come.
• FTTH will be able to handle even the futuristic Internet uses some experts see coming. Technologies such as 3D
holographic high definition television and games will someday be everyday items in households around the world.
FTTH will be able to handle the estimated 30-gigabyte-per-second needs of such equipment. Current technologies
can't come close.