Understanding the Need for Speed
The passage of the historic infrastructure bill on top of the American Recovery Plan is bringing a tidal wave of new funding that will transform the digital landscape. Hope is on the horizon for remote and rural communities long ignored by big telecom.
Local leaders can seize the moment to advocate for municipal broadband as the best solution to bring better quality, reliable, and affordable service that reaches every home and business. A basic understanding of broadband technologies, bandwidth needs, and service limits is essential to make deployment decisions and combat misinformation spread by incumbent service providers.
Our new whitepaper explores what bandwidth is, real-world connectivity needs, current standards and broadband technologies, and speed-limiting factors of throttling and oversubscription.