FTTN (FIBRE TO THE NODE)
The installation of optical fibre to a junction box (node) in a neighborhood (business area) that serves a few hundred customers within a radius of about a mile. The connections from the node to the customer premises often use copper over existing telephone wires or coaxial cable (DOCSIS) from the cable company. Fibre to the node (FTTN) is one of several options for providing telecommunications services to multiple destinations. Fibre to the node helps to provide broadband connection and other data services through a common network box, which is often called a node.