The Limits of Fixed Wireless Technology for Rural Communities
As state governments examine how to best invest federal funds to deploy broadband in unserved and underserved areas, a new study — commissioned by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and independently developed by CTC Technology & Energy —analyzes fixed wireless technologies and their suitability for delivering broadband service in various environments.
The goals of this evaluation included:
- Providing an accessible guide to current and anticipated future fixed wireless technologies;
- Demonstrating whether fixed wireless can be a viable approach to delivering broadband to currently unserved residents in various deployment scenarios, such as in urban and rural communities; and
- Illustrating whether (and in what circumstances) states should consider spending public dollars to subsidize fixed wireless technologies as a permanent solution to meeting residents’ broadband needs.
This webinar will cover the critical technology and cost considerations outlined in the study—including a total cost of ownership analysis of candidate fixed wireless and fiber networks in a range of unserved rural settings.
Moderated by President Joanne Hovis, CTC will host a one-hour webinar open to all. Webinar presenters include:
Linda Hinton, District 4 Vice President, Communications Workers of America
- Andrew Afflerbach, Ph.D., P.E., Chief Technology Officer and CEO, CTC Technology & Energy
Registration Link: The Limits of Fixed Wireless Technology for Rural Communities
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kayla Miles Brooks or Ara Casey.