The municipal electric utility in Russellville has launched Kentucky’s first citywide gigabit service on its FTTH network. Russellville Electric Plant Board General Manager Robert White joins us to share their motivations for building a fiber network.
The utility had originally offered some telecommunications services over a wireless system but recognized the need for a more robust fiber system, in part because of the lack of investment in modern telecommunications by incumbent cable and telephone providers.
Now Russellville has much better options for residents, local businesses, and schools. We expanded on this interview with a mini case study of their network.
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