Investment in the Expansion of Broadband Infrastructure
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way millions of Americans work, attend school and socialize. The availability of reliable high-speed connections to people’s homes and places of business has been critical to this shift.
In metropolitan areas many already enjoyed the benefits of a truly high-speed broadband connection. Others, because neighborhood networks were already in place, were able to upgrade with a simple request to a local service provider.
But for the estimated 60 million Americans that live in rural areas, such connections remain elusive. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) is the Federal Communications Commission’s answer to this issue.
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund allocates $20+ billion dollars for the construction and operation of rural broadband infrastructure.
$20+ Billionto Build Rural Broadband Networks
Benefits of RDOF investment include:
Further advancement of agricultural technology, gaining greater productivity while reducing demand on natural resources
Opening rural areas as affordable housing destinations, easing demand on urban development
Increasing access to remote learning at all levels of education
Rural Fiber Deployment
Fiber Will Lead the Way Forward
As experienced network designers and engineers know, there is no “one size fits all” technology. It is expected that copper, wireless and even satellite will find application in specific use cases however, the technology of choice will certainly be fiber optics.
Benefits of Fiber Networks for Rural Areas:
Longer reach and wider bandwidth than copper
Simple growth for future subscribers and applications
Amphenol Broadband Solutions is a global leader in the manufacturing and engineering of interconnect products. With over 25,000 trained technicians, we provide innovative technologies to the preeminent broadband service providers.
We combine a full range of products and industry expertise to make Amphenol the ideal partner to help you build robust rural broadband networks.