There are already more than a thousand FTTH networks in North America. The vast majority of these are local incumbent telephone companies that are looking to transform themselves from voice and DSL providers into 21st century broadband companies that can deliver ultra high speed internet and robust video services, as well as be able to deliver other high-bandwidth digital applications and services to homes and businesses in the years ahead.
FTTH Council - GVTC profile
One member of the FTTH Council, GVTC, located north of San Antonio, Texas, is a 60-year-old telephone cooperative that is winning the competition for subscribers through its upgrade to all-fiber. GVTC is the story of how Fiber to the home can take a small communications company to business success while bringing world-class connectivity to the Texas Hill Country.
City of Wilson, NC
Following the collapse of key industries, a town of 50,000 in eastern North Carolina had to make a hard choice. It wanted to support existing businesses and attract new ones but the cable and telephone companies were not interested in upgrading their networks for cutting edge capacity. Download a report on how Wilson, NC built its own FTTH network. Here below are other stories of telecom providers across the U.S. that have upgraded to FTTH...
ATMC, A Rural Telephone Co-op in North Carolina Deploying FTTH
Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC) is the largest telecom cooperative in North Carolina and one of the largest in the country. ATMC has long felt that fiber to the home is a vital part of its future as a broadband provider.
After being denied Broadband Stimulus funding, Co-Mo Electric Cooperative in Tipton, Missouri, found its own self-funded path to build a fiber access network to serve its rural community and deliver on the promise of economic development. A video case study from Calix.
CTS Telecom brought FTTH to its subscribers in Climax, Michigan, attracting new businesses, supporting education and helping the region become more competitive.
Gervais Telephone Company in Oregon
Since establishing its first phone lines between rural farm families in 1914, Gervais Telephone Company has continued to deliver communication services to a portion of rural Oregon. This small cooperative, located at a transportation junction between Salem and Portland, may even boast the first FTTH installation west of the Rockies.
Highland,TN Telephone Cooperative
Highland Telephone Cooperative in rural Tennessee leveraged Calix Professional Services to transform its entire 20,000 access line network from DSL to fiber, while maintaining the accelerated pace of a Broadband Stimulus project.
Morristown Utility's FiberNET
In 2002, the state legislated a call for pilot projects to develop broadband communications across the state. MUS was awarded a project and began outside plant construction for its FiberNET FTTH network. By 2006, the first customers began receiving triple-play services, and MUS FiberNET has grown to more than 5100 active customers today.
Northeast Louisiana Telephone Company
In January 2010, Northeast Lousiana Telephone was awarded a $4.3 million grant and $8.1 million loan to build an FTTH network to serve its regulated territory and provide television and high-speed Internet service to underserved areas beyond its current customer base.
Paul Bunyan Communications
With over 30,000 subscribers, Minnesota-based Paul Bunyan Communications transformed its network from copper to fiber, utilizing a GPON architecture that enabled a number of new operational efficiencies for its business and advanced broadband services for its subscribers.