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Fiber Broadband Association Releases White Paper on Fiber and 5G



Fiber Broadband Association Releases White Paper on Fiber and 5G


WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 12, 2017 - Today, the Fiber Broadband Association released a new white paper, "The Road to 5G is Paved with Fiber," on the necessity of fiber broadband for 5G networks. The paper explains how more wireline fiber—and a substantial amount of it—will be needed to support the next generation of our wireless networks. 


To mark the release of this unprecedented research, the Fiber Broadband Association brought together a panel of industry experts together today to discuss the paper's findings as well as the significance of fiber broadband to 5G. Speakers included Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association; Mark Boxer, Applications Engineering Manager at OFS; Gregg Logan, Vice President of Engineering at Telapex, Inc.; Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer at Clearfield; Ellen Satterwhite, Vice President at the Glen Echo Group; and David E. Young, Vice President of Public Policy at Verizon.


"Fiber broadband is an integral part of the 5G story, and we are glad to be telling that story and sharing this key research,†said Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association. Fiber-connected 5G can and will accelerate the connected future for our country, our businesses, and our communities."


About the Fiber Broadband Association

The Fiber Broadband Association (formerly the Fiber to the Home Council Americas) is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all fiber optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while counting on its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies and propel fiber optic deployment forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations and people have worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at



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