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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 30. Passive Optical Networks

Today we have access to more information than ever before. We live in a digital world and bandwidth is what makes a digital world happen. Aging copper networks are being taxed by residential and business customers. However, passive optical networks (PON) such as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) are increasingly being deployed to meet the current and future bandwidth needs that the aging copper networks cannot support.

The fastest-growing global broadband technology today is FTTH. Telecommunications service providers are moving quickly to maximize the number of services that can be offered to a residential or commercial customer. Today's networks provide more bandwidth than has ever been available and tomorrow's networks ...

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