Leveraging Investment in Fiber Optic Communicatons

Leveraging Investment in Fiber Optic Communicatons
Posted: 11 Jun 2011
Authors:
Michael Kennedy
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

Though utilities use only a fraction of the broadband capacity they install to support smart grid applications, it is relatively easy to justify investing in that capacity. If utilities were to lease fiber optic capacity to providers of general broadband services, companies in both sectors would benefit, and so would their customers.

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