Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) is the broadband delivery model that extends fiber-optic cables all the way to the home or business. It is sometimes referred to as Fiber-to-the Premise (FTTP).
A fiber connection will provide you with access to virtually unlimited bandwidth capacity and internet speed, enabling you to enjoy a better experience with data-intensive applications such as streaming, online gaming, cloud storage, online education, and more. Fiber also increases service reliability and stability.
In addition, having FTTH can increase the value of a home by several thousand dollars and increase the amount renters are willing to pay.
Fiber-optic cables contain optical fiber, which are hair-thin strands of glass specially designed to trap and transmit light pulses. Unlike copper, optical fiber can carry data for great distances without signal loss or interference. Optical fiber can also transmit signals in both directions simultaneously — upload and download at extremely high speeds.
Actually, Wabash first started deploying fiber back in 2008 in Bible Grove, Illinois and has continued to deploy FTTH since then. We have been an innovative technology leader in this area for more than a decade.
A fiber connection can provide virtually unlimited internet speeds. We have fiber offerings of speeds up to 1 Gbps for residential customers and speeds up to 10 Gbps+ for business customers. To put that in context, an internet speed of 1 Gbps is equal to 1,000 Mbps. So if you currently have an internet plan with 20 Mbps speed — about average for a U.S. household — 1 Gbps would be 50 times faster. Now that’s Awesome Fiber!