The FTTH Council applauds the Broadband Opportunity Council on their action plan for the Federal government to expand broadband access in the United States.
CenturyLink now offers gigabit Internet service to residential and small business customers in parts of 17 states and, by the end of 2015, should have more than 700,000 households across the country enabled with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology capable of uploading and downloading information at
Access to high-speed broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a
necessity for American families, businesses, and consumers.
Affordable, reliable access to high-speed broadband is critical
to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness.
I should start saying, “Gigafy, Gigafy, Gigafy.” Come to think of it, the two are interrelated. The discussion of how to encourage faster, better broadband starts with competition. I know it’s not an accident that you’re meeting in Austin, the city that proves competition works.
According to a new survey by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas and RVA, LLC, fewer than one percent of households make phone calls through traditional line powered landline service with only a corded telephone and have no mobile service, a setup virtually all telephone consumers once had