The pressure is on for operators to deploy fiber to as many locations as possible as quickly and cost-effectively as they can. But ensuring high-quality, reliable fiber installation with minimal disruptions to communities and customers can be costly and challenging. Some fiber providers are using aerial fiber in certain areas because it’s less expensive to deploy than underground fiber. Others are fine-tuning their construction techniques and using methods like micro-trenching to reduce costs. This panel will discuss the various strategies that operators can use to manage the costs of deploying fiber while still meeting their aggressive deployment goals.
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