The weather isn't the only thing heating up this summer. In her column for Broadband World News, Fiber Broadband Association President & CEO Lisa Youngers hits on two new studies commissioned by FBA. The first, conducted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Oklahoma State University, explores the impact of broadband on unemployment and economic development. The second, conducted by consulting firm Cartesian, looks at the cost of deploying all-fiber networks to homes all over the U.S.
As fiber becomes essential to our future, FBA will continue to be a leader in the industry and provide support to our partners in trying to define broadband's impact. From the article:
"Fiber is booming. We are thrilled about the momentum we have heading into the second half of 2019, but we still have work to do. Today, close to 20 million Americans in rural areas lack broadband access, cutting them off from many educational and professional opportunities. I am eager to continue advocating for the deployment of all-fiber networks so that all Americans can benefit from access to the highest quality connectivity possible."
To read the full article, visit Broadband World News.