Performance Within A Fiber-To-The-Home Network

TitlePerformance Within A Fiber-To-The-Home Network
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSargent, M., & Allman M.
Published inACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review
Other Numbers3668

Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) networks are on the brink of bringing significantly higher capacity to residential users compared to today's commercial residential options. There are several burgeoning FTTH networks that provide capacities of up to 1~Gbps. We have been monitoring one such operational network---the Case Connection Zone---for 23~months. In this paper we seek to understand the extent to which the users in this network are in fact making use of the provided bi-directional 1~Gbps capacity.


This work was partially supported by funding provided to ICSI through National Science Foundation grants CNS : 1213157 (“User-Centric Network Measurement”), CNS : 0831535 ("Comprehensive Application Analysis and Control"), CNS : 1161799 ("Characterizing Enterprise Networks"). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors or originators and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Bibliographic Notes

ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 23-30, July 2014.

Abbreviated Authors

M. Sargent and M. Allman

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Article in journal or magazine