New research by the Fiber Broadband Association shows that all-fiber networks are less expensive to operate than cable or copper networks. The study found that operational expenses for a typical FTTH network amount to $53 per year per home passed, compared to $107 per year per home passed for an HFC network and $144 per year per home passed for DSL. By switching from HFC to FTTH, an operator can save $54 per year per home passed, and by switching from DSL to FTTH, they can save $91 per year per home passed. This translates to savings of 50% for FTTH relative to HFC and 63% relative to DSL.
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