Broadband

The Benefits of Fiber-To-The Home Networks

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When rural communities decide to work on expanding local broadband, they have to decide what kind of network best meets the community’s needs. They often see a tradeoff between performance and cost. But in most situations, we actually don’t think communities need to compromise. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks have the fastest speeds, the highest quality connectivity, and often the lowest costs in the long run.

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Can emerging internet technologies solve rural connectivity issues?

Broadband is an essential building block when it comes to building a strong digital economy. For this blog, we’ve put together three emerging wireless broadband technologies, their advantages and drawbacks, and why we believe that even if there are short-term solutions towns can use to provide better access now, communities need to keep fiber internet as their north star to stay competitive in a digital economy and connected world.

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How limited broadband affects older adults during COVID-19

With a dramatic rise in rural hospital closures since 2010, and poor broadband infrastructure unable to support modern telehealth solutions, we as a nation are failing to protect aging rural Americans. Use this map to understand the scope of the issues facing our rural health care system, and where there may be opportunities to expand telehealth access.

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