Should a fiber optic deployment strategy be part of an overall digital inclusive community plan? Absolutely. It’s one component out of many that should be considered. But that doesn’t mean fiber to the home is a necessity, nor does it mean that fiber is the end-all-be-all solution for solving the problem of the digital divide.
I had the opportunity to speak to our local talk radio audience on AM 710 KURV about the cyber attacks and ransomware threats that rural Texas municipalities have been facing this month (August, 2019). https://soundcloud.com/drew-lentz-964189490/kurv-interview-with-drew-lentz-municipal-ransomware-attacks-in-texas My take on it: Texas is not the only state in the union that has a ton of rural cities... Continue Reading →
Building an Internet service provider has three main components. A robust connection to the internet, scalable and capable of supporting all users The transport network to get the data to the end-user A way to connect the end-user to the network. The first part is easy enough to obtain: call a carrier, get a circuit,... Continue Reading →