Private equity firms are playing a key role in the expansion of fiber in rural markets where the existing telcos don’t have deep enough pockets to fund their fiber expansion. And in urban markets, private equity firms are driving more competition by funding alternative broadband providers that can help drive down costs. Fiber companies make appealing investments for private equity firms because fiber is considered an inflation-proof service with a recurring revenue stream. This panel will look at the proliferation of private equity firms in fiber and what it means for the future.
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Location: Meeting Room R02