Further, one in 10 respondents plans to provide fiber to the curb
to at least one-fourth of their customers by the end of the year.
The new network options noted earlier in this column suggest that broadband may have some stiff competition from twisted pair, digital transmission, and a hybrid of fiber to the curb
linked with "supercharged" twisted pair to the desktop.
* Ninety-nine percent of companies that offer broadband utilize digital subscriber line; 19% unlicensed wireless; 12% fiber to the home (FTTH) or fiber to the curb
; 10% cable modem; and 9% licensed wireless.
As a result, the country has a FTTC (Fiber To The Curb
) infrastructure and its leaders have announced that around 70% of households are "within reach of fiber", which helps to limit the investment required in FTTH.
A wide range of terms is used to designate access networks that are at least partly composed of fiber: FTTH (Fiber To The Home), FTTP (Fiber To The Premises), FTTB (Fiber To The Building), FTTC (Fiber To The Curb
) and FTTN (Fiber To the Node), to name just a few.