All Things Fiber, In One Place
Let the Fiber Broadband Association Help Bring Broadband to Your Area
It’s time to take the guesswork out of fiber builds. The Fiber Broadband Association is the only trade association dedicated to ALL-FIBER. We are your one-stop-shop to learn how to build better fiber networks.
No matter if you are a utility cooperative that is considering fiber or has started to, we have the resources to help you on your deployment journey. Many of our members have been in your shoes and can share their stories of success.
What does it mean to be part of the Fiber Broadband Association?
- Timely information, research, and data to help you make good business decisions and stay ahead of the competition and industry changes
- Guidance every step of the way, including how to work with industry players, vendors, and community leaders
- Ongoing education and training to do your job better and increase your value
- A network of other professionals who also do your job and are on your side
Fiber will be the foundation of our future networks. Fiber is the difference that can spur economic and technological growth in your cities and communities.
The Fiber Broadband Association is the organization charged with accelerating that path. If you’re interested in being part of that future, learn more about our member benefits and scroll below to see all of our offerings tailored specifically to utility cooperatives.
No matter where you are located, the Fiber Broadband Association’s resources and education are always at your fingertips. Learn more about our webinars on a variety of topics such as:
- North American 5G Deployment Update
- 2018 Fiber Broadband Market Research: Record Growth/Record Impact!
- What's at Stake for Fiber? Policy Update: 2018 Wrap-up and Looking Ahead to 2019
Don’t know where to start? As cities around the United States begin their journey to all-fiber networks for greater innovation, economic development and social interaction, the Fiber Broadband Starter Kit is just what you need to get conversations started or initiate a fiber project. Explore the Starter Kit.
Industry News, Insights, & Intel
We are proud to present Optics, an online intelligence hub that delivers news and information tailored to the fiber industry. From interviews with experts to researched articles on trends and best practices, Optics is your go-to source for industry news and information. Explore Optics and subscribe to Optics Weekly, our weekly e-newsletter, to stay on top of it all.
Certifications & Mark of Distinction
Recognition is an important aspect of our work to elevate success stories from the fiber broadband industry. Cooperatives that deploy fiber may gain certification to give their network the mark of distinction for connectivity delivered over “future-proof” fiber networks. In addition, service providers and professionals also may gain certifications to advance their career. Learn more.
Policy Advocacy, On Your Behalf
The Fiber Broadband Association uses its voice and experience to advocate for all-fiber networks—including those managed by co-ops—by showing fiber’s value to the economy and society. The Fiber Broadband Association regularly contacts policymakers at the federal, state and local levels to weigh-in on the value of future-proof fiber infrastructure. We readily share our expertise on how to make deploying these networks easier. Learn more about our work engaging policymakers.
Interested in Learning More About Membership with the Fiber Broadband Association?
Starting a Fiber Network?
Here are just a few resources to help you get started.
- Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service
- Five Buckets of Federal Funding for Rural Broadband – A Primer
- State Broadband Policy Explorer
- Cooperatives Build Community Networks
- Good News for Electric Cooperatives as State Legislatures Correct Obstructive Laws
About 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. 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.