OSS is a sophisticated city in the North Brabant province of The Netherlands. It is a mix of residential and industrial areas between’s Hertogenbosch and Nijmegen and, like most cities in The Netherlands, residents receive their television service via cable. Until just over a year ago, this service was delivered over coaxial cable. In early 2009 a decision was made by the municipality to move this and other services over to FTTH.
This decision to move to FTTH was made because it was deemed necessary to have faster connection speeds for both upstream and downstream services and additionally new services such as interactive TV, IP TV and video surveillance could be extended to the community. These would not be available over copper cable due to its inherent bandwidth limitations.