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FTTH: Why Fiber, Why Now?

According to In-Stat research, planned communities provide the ideal test beds for advanced broadband -- "The Greenfield residential market is the perfect arena for Fiber to the Home (FTTH). The dynamics in this market are such that it is often more affordable to deploy advanced broadband solutions, such as FTTH, and the pay-off is greater than in other types of neighborhoods. Because these neighborhoods are being built from the ground up, they represent a clean slate for new technologies, both in the community, as well as in the home. The research firm reports that in 2004, broadband service revenues from planned communities totaled $164 million, and that figure will rise to $815 million in 2009."

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