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More competitive markets could be at FTTH disadvantage, conference hears

telecom | 11/08/2016 11:54 pm EST

TORONTO — Trying to build fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in very competitive markets makes little economic sense for Internet service providers (ISPs), meaning markets with more competition could actually be slower to get the newer technology, a conference heard Tuesday. The panel of four experts — speaking on the second day of the ISP Summit at the Hilton hotel in Toronto — was discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by building the “last...