This paper analyses the value of FTTN and FTTP along financial and non-financial dimensions. It reports on an open, public, dynamic ‘value model’ of FTTN and FTTP, and showcases two visual tools to enable assessment of their multiple, competing, emerging and slippery ‘value dimensions’. The paper reports and compares empirically-derived FTTN and FTTP value dimensions from recent Ministerial Speeches at CommsDay Summit 2016 and Government expert reports with the value model. 


This article examines the views of a selection of national governments on the desirability of ubiquitous high speed broadband and any plans or policies in place to achieve this. It notes that 82 percent of investment in 2012-17 in the world’s developed countries is estimated to be in FTTH.

Broadband, National Broadband Network, communications policy, FTTX, FTTH, FTTP, FTTN, European Union, UK, Sweden, China, Spain, USA, Google, Verizon, BT, Openreach
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