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Fiber Broadband Association Issues Industry Update


June 14, 2017

Fiber Broadband Association Issues Industry Update

Rapid Growth and Millions Passed: The State of Fiber Broadband in North America

Orlando, Florida — During yesterday’s Fiber Connect 2017 Conference, the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) and RVA, LLC presented on the state of the fiber broadband industry in North America. The presentation highlighted the record growth in the deployment of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) networks. Of the 30 million homes now passed with fiber throughout North America, over 13.7 million have connected to these lightning fast networks.

The rapid growth of North American fiber networks is fueled by a combination of Tier 1 providers and many smaller fiber providers who play an increasingly significant role in fiber deployment. The U.S. alone has over 1,000 providers investing heavily in fiber’s future. The growth is on track to surpass previous growth records set in 2008.

The presentation also highlights new consumer survey data from North American residents describing how they use broadband and how broadband fits into their daily lives. These consumer insights provided a valuable look into the industries that stand to benefit from fiber and the technological breakthroughs driving the acceleration of fiber deployment.

“It’s undeniable—fiber is critical to meeting the consumer and commercial bandwidth needs necessary to deliver a connected future,” said Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association. “The exclusive research and data analysis provided by the Association is key to keeping our finger on the pulse of the industry.”

Find RVA, LLC’s full presentation here.


About the Fiber Broadband Association

The Fiber Broadband Association—formerly the Fiber to the Home Council Americas—is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all fiber optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business, and to everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics, while counting on its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies, and propel fiber optic deployment forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and people have worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at

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