Is fiber future proof? Why is fiber better than cellular/wireless or satellite?
  • Yes.  Fiber has unlimited bandwidth and is the fastest, most reliable technology available today and for foreseeable future.  Data travels at the speed of light on fiber.
  • Cellular/wireless service isn’t viable because of high speed data caps, weather, rolling topography and trees.
  • Satellite service also has data caps in addition to long lag times/latency.
  • 5G is just another version of cellular, still slower with less bandwidth than a fiber connection, and only works where mini cells or antennas can be mounted/installed every 500 feet or so. Practical in cities where there are light polls and buildings close together.

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1. How soon might I get broadband at my house?
2. How much will it cost to reach every home in all 15 townships?
3. What are the available financing options for this project?
4. Can a single Township pursue a broadband build out independent from the 15 Township Project?
5. When I get broadband at my house, will my property taxes go up?
6. How much will my monthly broadband service cost?
7. What can I do with broadband?
8. How did you determine who has broadband access and who does not?
9. Why won’t the big ISP’s (internet service providers) expand their service areas?
10. Will government solve this problem?
11. What can I do to support broadband expansion?
12. Is fiber future proof? Why is fiber better than cellular/wireless or satellite?