Bell Aliant bringing Fibre to 27,000 homes in Nova Scotia

Bell Aliant said today it will spend $13 million in order to bring a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 27,000 homes and businesses to the New Glasgow and Annapolis Valley areas of Nova Scotia.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds

Fiber to the home services now available to 1 in 5 North American Homes

As of April 2011, fiber to the home services were available to almost one in five homes (18 percent) of North American homes according to a recent report done by market research firm RVA LLC.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds.

Fibre-to-the-Home coming to St. John’s

Bell Aliant said today it will spend $22 million in order to bring a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to approximately 60,000 homes and businesses in St. John’s Newfoundland.

FTTH connectivity is notable because it allows telecommunications providers to offer numerous services such as high definition television along with very fast internet speeds.

Almost 20 million North American homes now passed by fiber

The number of North American fiber to the home (FTTH) subscribers now stands at more than 6.45 million, up from 5.3 million a year ago, according to a recently released study by the Fiber-to-the-Home Council.

The study also found continued growth in the number of homes passed by FTTH networks, which rose to 19.966 million up from 17.2 million a year ago and 13.8 million two years ago.

Over 17 million North American homes now passed by fiber

Over 5.3 million North Americans have fiber optic connections in their home and more than 17 million North American homes are now passed by fiber.