Fiber optic internet is a technological advancement that combines faster internet with easy installation time. This technology can increase productivity and overall company advancement.

Continue reading to learn more about fiber to the premises (FTTP), including what it is and how SelectROW can help you establish a network on your property.


What Is FTTP?

Fiber to the premises is a subcategory of general fiber internet, similar to fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) and fiber to the home (FTTH). The structure where the fiber optic cables are run or where they run from determines the subcategory.

For example, while FTTH goes more to residential areas, FTTP encompasses both homes and businesses. However, the most significant difference between these two is that the fiber cables involved with FTTP run directly from an internet service provider to the customer’s premises.

FTTP installation is most often broken down into two primary categories:

  • Point-to-point (P2P) fiber network: P2P describes the highest speed and performance FTTP provides. This option does not involve signal sharing and is ideal for those who need direct connections from remote servers to their local workstations.
  • Point-to-multipoint (P2MP) fiber network: P2MP refers to a shared FTTP network where several customers have a signal based on the same section of the network. This option is most beneficial for those looking for a more cost-effective option that offers email, web browsing and streaming.


What to Know Before Deploying FTTP Networks

Before deciding on FTTP networks, consider this list of things you should know ahead of time:

  • Consider the landscape: The difference between FTTP in urban and rural areas can impact several other factors. If the surrounding terrain is rocky, drilling holes in the ground for the cables might be more expensive. In this case, dealing with sandy soils is easier for cable and duct solutions of all kinds.
  • Weigh technical factors: Several techniques are involved with deploying FTTP networks, such as cable blowing and pulling. These techniques work best when fiber ducts are available over large distances. It can be costly if your property requires making ducts in the area prior to cable installation.
  • Address regulatory issues: Depending on the area, safety regulations may be in place for fiber cable installation. Check these local regulations before deploying FTTP networks to ensure installation is correct and up to code.
  • Maintain a budget: Maintaining a budget is important as an operator. Be sure to include specialist staff and equipment in your total estimate if you do not have the necessary supplies and expertise on your own.


Benefits of FTTP

FTTP has many reasons why it is considered such a technological advancement, including the following qualities of fiber internet:

  • Remote activation: If you purchase a new device — such as a tablet, TV or laptop — you can connect it to fiber internet permanently or on demand from a remote location.
  • Constant monitoring: Your FTTP network comes from an internet service provider, allowing full performance monitoring to fix issues before a customer realizes a problem.
  • Easy to maintain: Harsh weather, like high winds or extreme cold, can affect the internet. These conditions have a less significant impact on FTTP connections, making them more reliable and easier to maintain.
  • Faster speeds: Fiber optic internet allows faster internet connection than those with copper wire networks. With faster downloading and uploading speeds, there are fewer latency periods or risks of interference.
  • Stable connection: Whether you work from home or in an office, FTTP offers high reliability for video conferencing, e-learning, email file sending and other tasks.
  • Longer service cycle: Fiber optic cables last much longer than the internet alternative, making them a reliable long-term investment.


SelectROW Easement Acquisition Services

SelectROW has experience in fiber optic line telecommunications since 1990. We specialize in license and fiber access agreements to ensure your lines meet current regulations in your area. 

Our easement acquisition and negotiation services include pre-acquisition, acquisition, construction and project management with your end goals in mind. Our professionals have you covered from collaboration to completion.


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