Fiber-optic networks being approved, completed across the country

Fiber investments expand across the nation.

By Donna Donnowitz
November 19, 2013

Several more areas have approved the deployment of fiber-optic networks, while others have completed their own installations in order to improve the local infrastructure.

Fiber-optic solutions provide significant gains for broadband access, more reliable service and reduced operational costs for providers. These advantages result in more profits and less maintenance and related costs later on. Investing in the proper fiber to Ethernet converters and related technology will help firms advance their cabling efforts and meet the service expectations of more tech-savvy, modern consumers.

New River Valley celebrates fiber network
New River Valley, a geographical region in Southwestern Virginia, recently finalized its own fiber broadband network, completing a 186-mile stretch between Wythville and Botetourt County to bring faster internet speeds to residents. This improved infrastructure will enhance the area's consumer market, while providing high-quality, reliable broadband to school districts and official buildings alike.

"The fact that you're rural does not necessarily mean you're going to be backward," Jim Baller, an attorney who focuses on broadband issues and founder of the US Broadband Coalition, told The Roanoke Times. "In fact, what's available in Southwest Virginia would be the envy of many major cities who don't have fiber networks for a variety of reasons. So in some respects, it's the small communities in various places who have taken the lead."

Gregg County looks to bring fiber to local airport
In Gregg County, Texas, the local government recently approved a fiber installation to the East Texas Regional Airport.

"I am certain that we will be providing ultra high-speed connectivity out to the airport. They have discussed even putting servers for disaster recovery at the airport," said Tony Cason, president of Network Communications, according to KETK, an NBC affiliate.

This network will help bring high-speed internet access to the local community, as well as the airport itself and local businesses.

Optimizing broadband access and improving local infrastructure is high on the list of priorities for many towns and cities across the nation. By investing in fiber-optic network deployments, these local organizations are boosting the overall value of their neighborhoods and increasing the quality of life for those who live there. These are essential aspects of modern infrastructure, and ensuring the use of high-quality media converters and related tools is an important part of this.

Perle has an extensive range of Managed and Unmanaged Fiber Media Converters to extended copper-based Ethernet equipment over a fiber optic link, multimode to multimode and multimode to single mode fiber up to 160km.


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