At The Edge Of The “Digital Divide”

Earlier generations revel at the power that the internet brings to its users: the endless information, the instant connection between individuals across the globe, and the unlimited possibilities. However, as users across the nation explore and utilize the Worldwide Web, tens of millions of Americans still lack a proper broadband connection to access it. Of these, a meaningful live in rural or close to rural areas.

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Dennis Thankachan
The Power of "Dig Once"

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office finds the average cost of deploying fiber to be about $27,000 per mile. However, according to the Federal Highway Administration, “90 percent of the cost of deploying broadband is when the work requires significant excavation of the roadway.” In order to alleviate some of the need for trenching-related costs, “Dig Once” was created.

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Dennis Thankachan
The 5G Arms Race

4G (4th generation wireless technology) has served us well – allowing us to do everything from check social media to stream entire movies from our phones. However, the rise of IoT (Internet of Things), connected cars, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other innovations will require networks to transmit massive sums of data at much faster rates than 4G allows, over many more devices with lower latency. 5G (5th generation wireless technology) is the answer to the upcoming technology era.

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Dennis Thankachan