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The Western North Carolina broadband associations desires fiber to the home or FTTH or fiber to the premise FTTP. Why?

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) recognizes their milestone of 20 years with fiber innovation with a series of three videos.

How does and how will fiber innovation affect broadband in Western North Carolina?

There are many WNC questions that we will work towards. What are the questions?

Fiber Innovation – Part 1 of 3

  • What will the future of WNC broadband networks look like?
  • How will fiber to the home and business change our WNC economies?
  • Who will be the WNC operators and builders?
  • What will our investments return?
  • Who will be the WNC fiber entrepreneurs?
  • Who will educate, promote, and accelerate fiber to the WNC home?
FBA Anniversary Video: 20 Years of Fiber Innovation (Part 1)

Fiber Innovation – Part 2 of 3

  • Who will be the fiber advocates in WNC?
  • Who will be the WNC experts at building fiber networks?
  • What are the WNC industry voices for fiber?
  • What will be our WNC demand for bandwidth?
  • What will be the place for the small telcos utility coops?
  • What will be the social and economic benefits be for WNC?
  • Who will be the new service providers?
FBA Anniversary Video: 20 Years of Fiber Innovation (Part 2)

Fiber Innovation – Part 3 of 3

  • What will the next 20 years of fiber expansion mean for WNC?
  • How will homes and businesses be connected via fiber?
  • Will broadband speeds change from megabytes per second to gigabytes per second and eventually become terabytes per second?
  • What will become the immersive technologies to improve our quality of life?
  • How will we use fiber in the future?
  • What are the solutions to ‘broadband permitting‘ through Federal, State, and local governments?
  • Will fiber become the telecommunications infrastructure?
  • How will future-proof fiber be funded?
  • How much will the digital divide change?
  • What will be the state of digital equity?
FBA Anniversary Video: 20 Years of Fiber Innovation (Part 3)

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Fiber Optic Superior Speed

Fiber is a Superior Medium for 21st Century Broadband

How does fiber speed compare to other broadband mediums?

Thanks for the fiber advocacy of:

  • Ernesto Falcon, Senior Legislative Counsel at Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sacramento, California
  • Gary Bolton, President and CEO at Fiber Broadband Association

We have a graphic that compares the transmission speeds of each mediums from the past to the future:

  • 4G
  • DSL
  • Cable
  • 5G
  • Fiber Optics

Fiber is the superior medium for our future as it will also provide low latency.


The Case for Fiber to the Home, Today: Why Fiber is a Superior Medium for 21st Century Broadband. (2019, October 16). The Case for Fiber to the Home, Today: Why Fiber is a Superior Medium for 21st Century Broadband. Electronic Frontier Foundation. https://www.eff.org/wp/case-fiber-home-today-why-fiber-superior-medium-21st-century-broadband

Broadband 101 – https://wncbroadband.org/broadband101.php