Why Broadband?

Broadband Internet (FCC, which is defined as 100mbps download/20mbps upload) is critical for today's digital economy, educational resources, public safety, and more.
What that means is that information can be downloaded into a location at the rate of 100 megabits per second and uploaded from the location to the greater internet at a rate of 20 megabits per second.

Broadband deployment is increasingly considered essential utility infrastructure because in today's connected world, it is extremely difficult to fully engage in learning, working, conducting business, or accessing healthcare without the availability of high-speed Internet services. As the effort to get electricity out to all Americans was 100 years ago, high-speed Internet infrastructure is the critical infrastructure push of today.

There are various technologies that can deliver high-speed Internet and different consumers require different connection speeds based on their use. Fiber optic technology is widely considered to be the "gold standard" and most future proof broadband technology known today.

Fiber-optic broadband infrastructure can support unlimited bandwidth use and has minimal signal degradation over long distances.

Copper wire loses about 94% of its bandwidth capacity over 100 meters, while fiber-optic lines only lose about 3% over the same distance.

Broadband can also be delivered wirelessly. Wireless can be a good solution when wireline infrastructure is cost-prohibitive due to difficult geography or low building density. However, wireless infrastructure can be impacted by weather, trees, and other environmental factors.