USA - Fibre to the Premises (FttP) Market - Statistics and Analyses

Report Cover Image

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 34


Given the size of the US market, and the growing demand for data on both fixed and mobile networks, there is continuous pressure for operators to invest in fibre networks, and to push connectivity closer to consumers. In recent years the US has seen increased activity from regional players as well as the major telcos and cablecos. Much of this activity was stimulated by Google Fiber following its investments in a number of markets. Although Google Fiber (now managed through Alphabet’s Access unit) began scaling back its efforts in late 2016, the company’s legacy has been profound. It encouraged the major providers to reduce pricing for their similar offers, stimulated interest among municipal leaders, and highlighted the fact that haphazard and potentially duplicated fibre deployments are no effective substitute for municipally-led wholesale fibre infrastructure accessable to any provider.

Local networks supported by municipal governments have also sprung up despite the lobbying efforts of AT&T and Verizon aimed at preventing local competition. However, for their part AT&T and Verizon have both refocussed efforts on FttP rather than FttN, looking at the benefits of current investments for decades to come. is also being rolled out, to a lesser degree, in areas where FttP is less feasible, while a growing number of cablecos have also deployed DOCSIS3.1.

This report provides an overview of FttP and other fibre network developments, including details of the major fibre deployments and key market statistics.

Key developments

  • Cable ONE launches 1Gb/s service across 200 cities;
  • Altice USA to deliver a 10Gb/s service across its footprint by 2022;
  • Fiber Broadband Association counts 41 million premises passed with fibre;
  • Google Fiber puts on breaks;
  • AT&T invests $14 billion in LTE and U-verse network;
  • Maine Fiber Co completes 1,100 mile open network fibre backbone;
  • Report update includes telcos' operating data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Verizon, Google, AT&T, CenturyLink, Cincinnati Bell, Comcast, Altice USA

Related Reports

Share this Report

TMT Intelligence

A platform to scale your intelligence tasks

Monitor critical insights with our AI-powered Market Intelligence Platform gathering and analyzing intelligence in real time. With AI trained to spot emerging trends and detect new strategic opportunities, our clients use TMT Intelligence to accelerate their growth.

If you want to know more about it, please see:

TMT Intelligence Platform

Research Methodology

BuddeComm's strategic business reports contain a combination of both primary and secondary research statistics, analyses written by our senior analysts supported by a network of experts, industry contacts and researchers from around the world as well as our own scenario forecasts.

For more details, please see:

Research Methodology

More than 4,000 customers from 140 countries utilise BuddeComm Research

Are you interested in BuddeComm's Custom Research Service?

News & Views

Have the latest telecommunications industry news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to BuddeComm's weekly newsletter.