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Private Investment for the Development of Fiber Networks to Serve Connectivity Market Growth

Wednesday, January 29 at 2:00pm EST


In the United States, the fiber optic market is expanding to address the rising demand for fiber routes that have low latency, route diversity, support for edge computing and connect rural and underserved geographies. These new networks are trending to be financed, designed and built through private investment. Investment opportunities are being identified with varying risk profiles to create fiber optic networks in areas of the United States that have growing demand for connectivity.

Tenebris Fiber (Tenebris), with its partner Black & Veatch, is designing, engineering and planning construction of a dark fiber network to serve the growing connectivity demand in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tenebris’ dark fiber platform will enable customers to place their optical equipment on the network. The continued expansion of data center construction and its expected traffic demands from the new subsea cable projects will require new fiber demands, as will the anticipation of 5G backhaul and rural broadband initiatives. Tenebris will offer dark fiber leasing and IRUs to carriers so they can focus on their end customer needs, not planning for capital intensive fiber builds. Diode Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch, is the co-developer of Tenebris’ Virginia Dark Fiber Network with Tenebris Fiber.

Together, Diode and Tenebris perform a structured diligence effort in developing the investment profile, modeling the financial requirements, confirming financing and network costs, and quantifying risks.

Anna Goebel, Diode Ventures
Adam Noll, Tenebris Fiber
Paul Pishal, Black & Veatch

Webinar Archives

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2019 Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020 Policy and Legislative Issues (Member Only)

Tom Cohen, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

2019 Annual Fiber Deployment Numbers (Open to non-members) / Webinar Slides (Member Only)

Mike Render, RVA LLC

Preventing the Burnout - Addressing Obligations of Work, Family and Life

Patty First, Principal & Founder, The Raben Group and Executive Coach

Aprovechando las Últimas Tecnologias de Extensión de Fibra

Javier Lopez, ADTRAN

A New Broadband Measurement: It's More Than Just Speed

Mike Render, RVA LLC

Construcción rápida de la red FTTH, desde el central office hasta el cliente final

Hernani Szymanski, Furukawa

Sponsors are Critical to Your Career: Find Out Why and How to Develop Them

FBA Women in Fiber Working Group

Fiber Deployment Specialists - Challenges and Best Practices in the Deployment of Fiber

FBA Deployment Specialists Working Group

Arquitecturas de red FTTH y Soluciones Preconectorizadas

Erik Gomez Castillo, Corning

Day 2 Operational Considerations & Best Practices

Barry Walton, Corning

Fiber to the MDU, the Time is Now!

Mark Boxer, OFS and Larry Johnson, FiberStory

Cinco maneras de desplegar la fibra mas rapido y reducir los costes antes de la llegada de las 5g

Edgar Fragoso Del Carmen y Jesus-Eduardo Resendiz-Flores, EXFO
Enable Broadband Access for All with Super-PON Claudio DeSanti, IEEE P802.3cs Chair, Google
FTTH Panorama in Latin America Roland Montagne, IDATE
Be a Hero at Layer Zero: GIS for Fiber Network Management Will Mitchell / Sean Myers, Vetro FiberMap
Year of 10G: Building Tomorrow's Fiber Networks Today Kurt Raaflaub, Adtran
Speed-to-revenue: Where can ML/AI Take Network Engineering and Construction Services Michael Measels and Fabion Kauker, 3-GIS
Building the Case for a Digital and Collaborative Fiber Deployment    Paul Sulisz, Biarri Networks
Why YOU should attend the 2019 Fiber Broadband Starter Kit Workshop Mark Boxer, OFS and Valerie Lucas, EPB
Improved Methods for Fiber Rollouts: Easing Tomorrow's Challenges by Applying Yesterday's Lessons Scot Bohaychyk, Clearfield
Digital Network Construction: A technology-enabled solution to the complexities of large-scale network deployment Sam Pratt and Dan Flemming, Render Networks
North American 5G Deployment Update Joe Jensen, Corning /Kevin Wynne, Comsof
2018 Fiber Broadband Market Research: Record Growth/Record Impact! (Open to non-members) / Webinar Slides (Members only) Mike Render, President, RVA LLC
What's at stake for fiber? Policy Update: 2018 Wrap-up and Looking Ahead to 2019  Fiber Broadband Association
Fiber Optic Sensing Association - Who We Are and What We Do Fiber Optic Sensing Association
Digital Disruption is Everywhere Fresnel
Fiber to the MDU Unit Fiber Broadband Association
Fiber Network Management for an Advancing Community Hexagon 
Get Ready to Launch VoIP Alianza
Your Guide to Machine-Led FTTx Planning Biarri
Reaching Your Cost Per Living Unit Goals Clearfield
The Impact of 5G on Fiber Requirements [members only]  /  5G White Paper - open to non-members Fiber Broadband Association
Before Bidding in the CAF II Auction Hear From FCC Senior Staff - Create a guest account on our site to access if not a member. FCC
From Zero to BOM in 20 Minutes VETRO FiberMap
2017 Fiber Broadband Market Research RVA LLC and Fiber Broadband Assn
Densification in Fiber Pathways OFS
The Business Case for City Owned Fiber to Serve City Needs and Enable Digital Fiber CTC Technology and Energy
Broadband Providers Embracing Hosted PBX for Their Business Audience Net2Phone
The Impacts of CORD on Fiber Infrastructure Corning
Fiber to the MDU Unit - The Time is NOW! Fiber Broadband Assn, OFS, Light Brigade
How to Get Your Network Ready for the Next Gen PON EXFO
Four Strategies for At Scale Deployment Fresnel
Make Data Great Again ETI Software Solutions
Network Planning Automation: A New Approach to Strategic Network Planning Fiber PlanIT/Comsof
Breaking New Evidence - FTTH Impacts Local Development Mike Render/RVA/Fiber Broadband Assn
El futuro de las redes FTTH esta aqui - Soluciones preconectorizadas Furukawa
Delivering Multigigabit Speeds in Community Settings  XFINITY Communities
New Options to Deliver Fiber to the Last Mile Clearfield
Accelerating the Connected Future: #fiberfuture Heather B. Gold and Fiber Broadband Assn Board Members
Evolution of Fiber Connectivity at Central Offices & Data Centers Go!Foton
How the P3 Model Used in Transportation Could Enable a New Generation of Fiber Networks CTC Technology and Engineering
FTTH Council Member Benefits Ancilla Brady
Public Policy Update Tom Cohen
Meeting Your First Build Priority: Fiber Delivery Options for The Last Mile Clearfield
New Research: Has 2016 Been Record Breaking For North American FTTH? RVA Mike Render
Network Reliability and Total Cost of Ownership: Critical Network Build Factors to Consider Clearfield
Got Fiber? You Need VoIP! The Power of Voice in Broadband Bundles Alianza
The FirstNet RFP Opportunity Wiley Rein
New Technology in Non–Conductive Dielectric Locating Tape and Rope Making Fiber Optic Facilities Locatable without a Metal Conductor 3M
A Call to Engage: A Special Message to the Members from Heather B. Gold, Council CEO/President Tom Cohen
Demand Aggregation Tools COS Systems
New Network Operator Research: FTTH Close To Record Deployment in North America Mike Render, RVA
FTTH: Stories from the Front Line – Dalton Utilities, Spiral Internet, ARMC FTTH Council
New Innovations for Fiber to the Home Deployments Ericsson
Passive and Active Devices in FTTx Networks Light Brigade
New Consumer Research: The Significant Impact of FTTH in 2015 Mike Render
FCC Tech Transitions Orders: What They Mean For Your Business FTTH Council
Removing the Mystery from OTDR Measurements Greenlee
See what Video Calls will be like in the Fiber Future Revolve/Kubi
Troubleshooting FTTH Networks EXFO
Connected Consumer Roadmap: Driven by the Internet of Things CABA/IHS
Efficient FTTx Design Solutions Cyient
Big Data Analytics: A Goldmine for FTTH Service Providers ETI
Last Mile Fiber Delivery Solutions Using Labor Lite Technology Clearfield
The Agriculture Act of 2014 & its Impact on RUS Telecom Programs RUS
FTTH Council Regulatory Update: Addressing the FCC’s Proposals to Require Battery Backup for Customer Premises Equipment and Notices and Comment for Copper Retirement FTTH Council
Private Public Partnership CTC Tech & Energy

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