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Broadband Wagon

Greater connectivity is coming to a neighborhood near you. What will it mean for businesses?

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This story appears in the November 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's about as exciting as the wiring in your walls. Actually, Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) is wiring in your walls-specifically, a new blend of fiber-optic and Ethernet cable.

Still not that exciting, huh? But what you do with it could be, and it may already be headed for your neighborhood. FTTP is one way providers plan to extend the benefits of the superwide national fiberoptic backbone the "last mile" to your wall outlets. Unlike today's aging copper phone lines, it promises virtually unlimited bandwidth.

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