The Next Generation Electric Utility
- Aug 20, 2020 11:16 pm GMT
This item is part of the LTE Networks & Utilities - Summer 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
Broadband-based internet services are critical for some aspects of service that utilities are required to provide. As utilities build out this communications infrastructure to meet their own needs, they may find opportunities to meet the needs of customers who may lack adequate broadband service. Instead of creating new regulations, existing utilities can enter this market to provide this communications infrastructure.
During the ongoing pandemic, many studies have shown that a majority of U.S. households now regard ultrafast broadband internet service as a basic necessity — no different than electricity or water.
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