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Ceragon Blog – The True Costs of Fiber in the U.S.

June 22, 2023


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Most people in the business know that all-fiber networks are expensive and time-consuming to deploy. And as each state in the U.S. receives its piece of the BEAD pie, we were curious – just how much less $$$ would a rural deployment cost if they had opted for a wireless or hybrid designed network?

So, we took a closer look.In a recent blog post, we analyze the HIGH COSTS of several actual grant-funded, fiber-to-the-home (or business) rural broadband deployments in the U.S., used the publicly available data, and compared those numbers against our own assumptive solutions utilizing wireless/hybrid designs. We don’t think many will be surprised at the huge cost savings associated with using wireless to reach rural/remote areas.


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