Fiber to Home, or better known as Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP)

FTTP, also called Fiber to the Home (FTTH) is a pure fiber-optic cable connection running from an Internet Service Provider (ISP, in your case, MATI) directly to your home or business. Fiber optic cables are made of one or more optical fibers, which are designed to carry light. These optical fibers have the width of human hair, and are covered with two layers of plastic to create a mirror around the fibers, total internal reflection.

Light travels through the fibers and bounces at very shallow angles off the mirror-like sides of the plastic, managing to stay inside the cable at all times thanks to the total internal reflection. When speaking on a landline connected to a fiber optic cable, analog voice signals are transformed into digital signals. A laser at one end then flashes on and off at precise intervals to send each bit of data. This is how information travels through the cable.​

MATI has invested a lot of money into FTTP for the reservation and its residents and have since hired CCI, a non-tribal contractor to help get the fiber into the ground and to your homes.  As you may already know, MATI and CCI have already started construction with heavy equipment starting from the Carrizo Canyon and the Old Road areas.  We at MATI have been going door to door letting residents and customers alike what is going on in the area, and what to expect.  You may see that CCI and MATI are using heavy equipment to dig trenches along the road, or even on the edge of your property.  We are doing our best as not to inconvenience you in any way while we work around your homes.

Although we are currently working on the project, we estimate it to be at least three (3) years before the construction of FTTP to all the homes and businesses on the reservation (and beyond in some cases) comes to a close.




Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc.