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The Rural Broadband Opportunity: Close the digital divide with a new network foundation

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Live Webcast, October 6th, 2020 8 AM PST
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Over the next 10 years, over $37B in FCC rural broadband and other government funding programs will be available to close the digital divide in the US. These programs prioritize faster speeds, lower latency, and better network security for rural broadband networks. It’s an opportunity for rural service providers to establish a new network foundation to transform their communities and boost innovation, delivering the connectivity customers need today and in the future: rich content experiences and 5G mobile services, new forms of collaboration, distance learning, tele-health, IoT, precision agriculture, and more.

In this webinar you will learn about Cisco’s open access approach to a converged SDN transport solution which enables rural broadband providers to connect their communities across any access infrastructure – mobile cell towers, telco/cable fixed line, or wireless last mile. It provides a high-performance, automated, and programmable IP routing and optical transport network across the access, aggregation, edge and core of their network to achieve CapEx and OpEx efficiencies. It is built upon foundational building blocks of Cisco’s leadership in Segment Routing technology, security and trust, automation and orchestration, distributed cloud infrastructure, and optics innovation.

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