In the 1970's phone and digital TV organizations understood the benefits of supplanting metallic links with fiber. Because of the underdevelopment of fiber optic technology, the expenses of building a fiber optic system were too high. To push forward with fiber optics, phone and digital TV organizations the resources were put into more affordable fiber-to-the-control (FTTC) and half and Hybrid Coaxial Cable (HFC), which are methodologies for utilizing fiber optic innovation on trunk lines, yet utilizing customary innovation in interfacing the client to the system through metallic links. With this procedure the phone and digital TV organizations built a system that equals the cost of fiber optics among numerous clients.

One of the world's biggest telecommunications company NTT of Japan has been a promoter of the FTTH innovation. In 1990 NTT supported organizations like AT&T, Fujitsu, Hitachi and others to begin building up the frameworks required for FTTH network. Today together with the American broadcast communications organization BellSouth, NTT has united in R&D to propel the accessibility of reasonable FTTH innovation.