Here’s some welcome news for broadband operators: 2015 was an exceptionally strong year in the U.S. fiber optic connectivity market.
A recent study from RVA indicates that fiber optic connectivity in the U.S. increased by 13 percent in 2015. Now, 26 million homes are fiber-enabled.
As Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council President Heather Burnett Gold indicated in a recent CED article, the U.S. is emerging as a global leader in fiber optic communication.
“Now, nearly one fifth of the world’s fiber connections are here in the United States,” she said.
Broadband operators should take heed of this growth, as it’s a sure sign that fiber optic connectivity will continue on an upward trajectory in 2016. Fiber optic connectivity affords faster connections to residential customers, and it also provides a larger bandwidth pipeline. Realistically, it’s the only way that broadband providers can keep up with the surging consumer demand for high quality content—particularly 4K.
Moving forward, broadband service providers are therefore well-advised to double down on their efforts to migrate away from copper systems and embrace fiber optics. While the movement began in the business sector, the demand is quickly spreading throughout the residential market and soon will be a basic consumer expectation.
By acting now and upgrading to a fiber-based content delivery system, your business can stay on top of consumer demand for high speed, high quality content while also preparing for future requirements.
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