Monday, October 9, 2006 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog


Since March 2006, the number of premises passed by FTTH has grown from 4 million to 6 million, with 1 million of them actually hooked up, says a release by the Fiber-To-The-Home Council and the Telecommunications industry Association. The number of homes passed is growing by 300K/month, and the builders "include municipalities and utilities, real estate developers and operators as well as traditional and non-traditional service providers."

GigaOm has a chart showing that the number of homes connected went from 322,000 in Sept. '05 to 1,011,000 in Sept. '06. A Verizon-employee commenter says that about 500,000 of the current subscribers belong to VZ, and that VZ alone will have 6 million homes passed by the end of 2006.

posted by James DeLong @ 11:25 AM | Wireline