Fiber Path to Your Home

Internet service providers (ISPs) can install several types of last-mile fibre optic connections, each of which depends on the actual purity of your fibre optic network connection. Each fibre is called “Fiber to X” or “FTTX”, where X indicates where the fibre connection actually ends.

● FTTP /FTTH/FTTB/FTTD: Fiber to the host, home, enterprise or desktop is the most direct fiber optic line. With them, you can directly connect to your residence with pure optical fiber without involving copper wires. For ISPs, these are also the most expensive fiber optic connections.
● FTTB: Fiber to the building, fiber optic cables are distributed throughout the building through copper wires. This is a popular choice for apartments, hotels, schools, or buildings that provide internet for different businesses.
● FTTC /FTTN/FTTS: Fiber to the cabinet/curb, community or street is the most common fibre connection. The optical fibre is transported to a street cabinet about 1,000 feet away from the ground and then dispersed by copper cables. For ISPs, this is the most affordable fiber optic Internet connection because they do not need to invest in expensive infrastructure to individual locations, and it can be redistributed if/when new houses or businesses move in.
● FTTO: Fiber to the Office
● FTTH: Fiber to the Home

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Once the pulse reaches its destination, the optical network terminal (ONT) converts the optical pulse into electronic Ethernet. This is how light becomes something you can use to connect your device to the Internet. This conversion occurs at the end of the “last mile” (Last-Mile). The “last mile” is not actually a mile at all, but refers to the last piece of optical fibre that connects consumers to the Internet backbone.

The backbone of the Internet makes it possible for people all over the world to connect through the network, and most of the networks are made up of fiber optic cables. Fiber optic Internet seems to be a brand-new technology, but in fact, it already existed in the early days of the Internet. In 1988, an optical cable connecting the United States and Europe was laid on the seabed. They were the first submarine cables laid, and they have now spread across the entire seabed crisscrossed.


Post time: Oct-11-2021