Key Steps to Bringing Broadband to Your Utility Customers

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Key Steps to Bringing Broadband to Your Utility Customers


utility-broadband-blog-imageBeing able to provide fast, reliable, AND affordable broadband access to all parts of the country has been a goal that has created several public policy discussions about deployment and getting access to underserved areas. In attempting to bridge the broadband gap, billions in federal funding have been allocated through programs like the Connect America Fund (CAF), the Rural Development Opportunity Fund (RDOF), and most recently, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). With the funding being made available to create much needed broadband opportunities, many providers are starting to take advantage of the benefits that these funds can bring to their broadband business.

While much attention is being directed at fiber expansions from the the big telecom and cable companies, electric cooperatives have created a consistent momentum in being able to provide broadband to some of the most difficult areas to reach. Plus, having access to middle mile fiber assets creates a unique opportunity to offer retail broadband to their customers that can potentially be subsidized by the government.

If you’re an electric co-op thinking about offering broadband to your utility customers, click to download this white paper and find out what you need to know before you get started.



About the Author: Rick Yuzzi

Rick Yuzzi
Rick is ZCorum's Vice President of Marketing. He has over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and management. Hired in 1995 to establish the sales department for a fledgling Internet Service Provider that later became ZCorum, he is now a key member of the executive team, overseeing the company’s marketing efforts.

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