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Farmer, J.O. ; Wave7 Opt. Inc., Alpharetta, GA, USA

The state-of-the-art has now advanced to the point that it is possible to provide the so-called triple play of video, voice and data to the consumer via either a fiber network that extends to a very few homes (commonly called fiber-to-the-curb, or FTTC), or a fiber network that extends to the individual home (commonly called fiber-to-the-home, or FTTH). We emphasize the newer FTTH systems here. Typically, an interface is located on the side of the home, with outputs going into the home to provide all services. This paper considers a number of issues involved in getting services from the side of the home to the subscriber. This is often called the "last 100 feet", and in some respects is the most challenging portion of the network. Our hope is to have dialog with the larger consumer electronics industry early enough that the consumer has a pleasant transition to new services.

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Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 3 )