Fiber Broadband Association research reveals economic benefits fiber brings to North America

The advocacy group will release new research projects as part of its research advisory program over the coming months.

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WASHINGTON, DC—The Fiber Broadband Association announced several new projects and research opportunities within its Research Advisory Program. Over the next several months, the Fiber Broadband Association will publish white papers, profiles and research that will outline trends, challenges and forecasts for the fiber broadband industry. Each project provides actionable data to help Association members advance broadband connectivity initiatives within their own businesses, promote unlimited capacity in North America, and unlock unlimited possibilities for the communities we they serve. For example, an upcoming broadband community profile will reveal how a Massachusetts community rolled out fiber-optic broadband that now provides more than $88 million a year in employment benefits.

“Our research advisory program is unique because it draws on the informed insights, expertise and partners of the Fiber Broadband Association to provide valuable insights into the state of the industry,” said Deborah Kish, Vice President of Workforce Research and Development at the Fiber Broadband Association. “We are fortunate to work with highly accredited research partners to produce unbiased, actionable insights that our members can use to advance their businesses, achieve their unique goals, and help us all close the equity gap forever. digital.”

The Fiber Broadband Association’s Research Advisory Program produces informative research and evidence of the positive impact of fiber on broadband deployments in North America. The program produces white papers, technical analyses, market assessments, broadband community profiles, case studies, survey-based research and qualitative summaries that are developed by the Fiber Broadband Association and its third-party research partners. Each piece of research analyzes the trends, challenges, and gains in the fiber broadband industry. Members and non-members of the Fiber Broadband Association can sponsor specific research that will help them understand markets, overcome challenges, generate leads and grow their business.

The Fiber Broadband Association’s upcoming research includes the following projects:

  • Westfield, Mass. Broadband Community Profile– The second in a series of profiles that capture the economic and societal impact of fiber on communities across the country. Futuriom Research is conducting the study on how the Massachusetts community realized more than $88 million per year in employment benefits from the installation of broadband fiber optics.
  • Global Sustainability Survey– This research is a joint project within the Fiber Council Global Alliance to study and understand the fiber industry’s commitment to sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, as well as the status of service providers and suppliers in terms of achieving their sustainability goals. and milestones.
  • Broadband Growth White Paper with Open Access Models– In partnership with Futuriom, the Fiber Broadband Association is studying how open access networks help solve the need for fiber infrastructure in unserved or underserved communities. The research examines open access network models, in which multiple providers share a network as in a wholesale approach, and their ability to increase fiber availability for a range of services.
  • Cost of Home Experience White Paper– RVA LLC is conducting a research survey that asks Internet service providers and engineers about Wi-Fi delivery and maintenance costs, breakdown information and processes, and Wi-Fi performance. The results will be summarized in a white paper and presented in a webinar.
  • Software design engineering for the study of pre-terminated cables– In partnership with Lightwave, Broadband Technology Report, ISE Magazine and Corning, the Fiber Broadband Association is conducting a survey to determine whether service providers prefer to use design engineering software and what they use it for.
  • Compensation Survey– The Fiber Broadband Association conducted a survey on compensation for fiber optic technicians and field engineers. The research creates a baseline and guidance for members on average salaries, allowing them to adjust their compensation strategies and avoid recent poaching practices for these much-needed positions now and in the future.

For more information about the Fiber Broadband Association’s Research Advisory Program, please contact Deborah Kish at [email protected]

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