Every inch of last-mile infrastructure is dependent upon a reliable, high-capacity middle-mile network to connect communities to one another and the world. This is often overlooked, but essential. With a billion dollars earmarked for these networks, more states will undoubtedly consider embarking on the creation of their own middle-mile networks through public-private partnerships to ensure their place in the evolving economy. Join this panel to hear from industry experts on the types of technologies that will drive network demand, as well as key considerations that can be made today even if future technologies are unknown.
Attend this session to learn the types of technologies that are driving significant network demand today, over-the-horizon technologies that will drive demand over the next several decades, how to add flexibility to a network and allow for unquantifiable future demand, and what to consider in actives upgrades and fiber selection for ensuring a future-proof network.