Speed and Reliability
Municipal networks often create more redundancy in their fiber rings, creating more reliability.
Fully fiber optic networks also offer the potential for speeds that far outstrip anything you could get from legacy copper, or cable lines.
Fully fiber networks that blanket cities are powerful economic forces that have the potential to create thousands of jobs, and hundreds of millions in economic development.
The digital divide is threatening to leave America's poorest communities even further behind than they already are. As internet access becomes even more important in our daily lives, there are still those who do not even have basic access.
Anchor institutions are at the heart of any community. For Buffalo to have a successful network down the line, these institutions, schools, college campuses, hospitals, municipal buildings, and big businesses will have to be wired early on, creating the foundation of a larger network in the future.