Gigaom

NTT, a Japanese wireline operator, is dropping the price on its fiber to the home product to attract new subscribers as Japan’s youth choose wireless LTE over fiber to the home service. NTT cut its monthly broadband rates by 34 percent to 3,600 yen (USD 43.74) in an effort to retain customers who don’t want to pay two communications bills.

From the a story on Australian tech news site Delimiter on the topic:

Sources at NTT East and NTT West are unequivocal in their views that the biggest single reason for the slowdown in FTTH subscriber growth is the fact that many young subscribers now prefer to have their own ‘personalised’ LTE broadband services rather than paying for a household-based FTTH service – in addition to which they would be paying for a Smartphone LTE data plan anyway.

And while popular Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo (NTT is not allowed to…

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