The lure of fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) solutions is compelling. It offers 24 Mb/s service today with technologies on
the horizon that promise more. As compared to fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) overbuilds, FTTN requires one fifth the
capital investment and one quarter of the deployment time, according to industry analysts. Most compelling is the
prospect of reusing existing copper distribution and feeder plant—all of which might be nearly or fully depreciated.