For decades, utilities across the United States have demonstrated a laser-sharp commitment to providing electricity, gas, and water to their local communities. Now, as local, state and federal governments are investing more to close the digital divide, utility after utility has been announcing expansion into a new service: broadband. Broadband is now crucial to every aspect of American life and this evolution for utilities from the core services they provide should not come as a surprise. There are many reasons local utilities should deliver broadband and benefit from it.
5 Things Utility Companies Should Know About Getting into Broadband is a must-read primer for any utility company considering deploying broadband or currently operating an Internet network. We draw on ISPN’s 25+ year experience supporting ISPs to detail key considerations and pitfalls to avoid.