Fiber To The Curb

A transport architecture for providing interactive broadband services over fiber-optic networks, it specifically describes the transport of data streams from the central office to a neighborhood or business complex. Once in the neighborhood, the signal crosses a short distance on standard twisted-pair lines to individual homes or businesses. Because the distance is so short between the fiber's end and the subscriber's home, there is very little compromise on signal quality.

See also : dark fiber  
NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware