What’s FTTC?

FTTC (fiber to the curb or fiber to the cabinet) deployment, optical cabling usually terminates within 300 yards of the customer premises.

Fiber to the curb is a telecommunication system based on fiber-optic cables running to platforms that serve numerous customers. The customers are connected to the platforms through twisted pairs or coaxial cables. Fiber to the curb allows for the delivery of broadband service such as high-speed Internet. High-speed communication protocols are used to transmit the signal between the customer and the cabinet. Data rates differ according to the protocol used and the distance between the customer and the cabinet.

Fiber to curb refers to optical fiber that is already used for the long distance part of telephone calls and Internet use. It differs from fiber to the node (FTTN) and fiber to the premises (FTTP) based on the placement of the cabinet; in FTTN, the cabinet is placed far from customers, while with FTTP, the cabinet is placed at serving locations.



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