Community Investment Incentives
Communities want and need high performance, future-proof all-fiber networks. Many are working with the Fiber Broadband Association, state broadband agencies, providers, consultants and other entities to drive investments by potential network operators — be they the local incumbent, a competitive entrant or even the community itself. Communities are creating a compendium of best practices which the Fiber Broadband Association will track and make available.
In comments filed in the Federal Communications Commission's "Third Way" or broadband reclassification proceeding, the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council conveyed its opposition to the FCC's proposals to reclassify broadband services, demonstrating that because it would lead to FTTH service providers being required to offer wholesale access to their networks to unaffiliated entities, it would significantly diminish the business case for next-generation broadband deployments.