Bringing Broadband to Rural America
The Broadband Stimulus Initiative
The “Broadband Stimulus” initiative creates jobs, improves infrastructure and helps the American economy by bringing
high-speed communications to underserved rural areas.
Networks must be built out quickly and cost-effectively. Fiber, coax or other connectivity must be deployed to the access level
in remote areas where service could not be provided economically in the past. The “last mile” may lie across fields or
up mountain slopes to serve a handful of users, with wireless being the only practical choice.
Continuous testing and measurement of links and equipment is an essential part of the process. The above chart shows where Anritsu instruments are at work.