Seven members of the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) recently received All Fiber accreditation, the association announced today. The accreditations are the latest evidence of fiber broadband momentum.
The FBA provides advocacy, education and resources to companies, organizations and communities that want to deploy fiber-to-the-premises.
The awardees were primarily small companies located in various U.S. regions. There are now 22 holders of the All Fiber accreditation, which is given to service providers that “demonstrate a high-level of strategic commitment to all fiber deployment by ensuring 90% or more of their networks rely on fiber optic infrastructure,” the Fiber Broadband Association said.
The most recent recipients, in alphabetical order, are:
- Centranet (Stillwater, Okla.)
- empower, Delivered by Craighead Electric (Jonesboro, Ark.)
- Holland Board of Public Works (Holland, Mich.)
- MAW Communications Inc. (Reading, Pa.)
- South Hadley Electric Light Department (South Hadley, Mass.)
- Velocity.Net Communications (Erie, Pa.)
- West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative (Downsville, Wis.)
“Congratulations to all of the network providers that have received their All Fiber Certification,” said Gary Bolton, Fiber Broadband Association president, in a prepared statement. “This is a critical accomplishment as we look to accelerate fiber deployments across North America and close the digital equity gap once and for all,” said Gary Bolton, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association. “The All Fiber network operators we announced today are still just the beginning—we know many additional members are working diligently to advance their own fiber deployments. While we are eager to award them with the All Fiber Certification, it is more noteworthy to know they are connecting their communities to the high-performance broadband and limitless opportunities that only fiber can deliver.”
Fiber deployments continue to increase as carriers see it as the best way to future-proof their service. A recent U.S. fiber investment forecast from RVA LLC calls for service providers to spend $125 billion over the next five years, exceeding the total amount that has been invested in fiber since providers first began deploying it.