USA - Fibre to the Premises (FttP) Market - Statistics and Analyses
Given the size of the US market, and the growing demand for data on both fixed and mobile networks, there is continuous pressure for operators to invest in fibre backhaul networks, and to push connectivity closer to consumers. In recent years the US has seen increased activity from regional players such as Google, with its successful investments in a number of markets. Local networks supported by municipal governments have also sprung up despite the lobbying efforts of AT&T and Verizon aimed at preventing local competition. However, the FCC's National Broadband Plan envisages a greater role for public FttP networks in the pursuit of its goals, and in the activities of muni-networks will form a large part of the patch-work fibre deployments across the country in coming years.
Verizon has adopted an FttP approach while AT&T has chosen mainly FttN with FttP for new developments and multiple dwelling units. However, Verizon's fibre-based FiOS network and AT&T's U-verse are not being built out beyond their existing footprints, and for both operators there are significant regulator considerations regarding their legacy copper networks, which are to be mothballed.
This report provides an overview of FttP and other fibre network developments, including details of the major fibre deployments and key market statistics and forecasts.
Cable ONE planning 1Gb/s service across 200 cities during 2016;
FttH Council counts 26 million premises passed with fibre;
Google Fiber extended to four more cities, receives license to operate as an ISP in San Antonio;
AT&T planning to deliver 1Gb/s service to an additional 23 markets;
C Spire adopts Google Fiber's strategy to build out fibre in Mississippi;
fibre extends to more than 39% of commercial buildings;
AT&T invests $14 billion in LTE and U-verse network;
Maine Fiber Co completes 1,100 mile open network fibre backbone;
rural fibre developments in Missouri, Google Fiber extends to Texas and Utah;
FCC approves new net neutrality proposals;
report update includes telcos' operating data to Q4 2015, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Verizon; Google; AT&T; CenturyLink
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