Implementing a high speed fiber optic network will greatly improve 9-1-1 service by promoting improved cellular coverage in areas that lack it, using small cellular antennas on utility poles and buildings. The fiber network will provide reasonable priced connectivity into the cellular carrier's network making it cost effective. We can only respond quickly if we get the call quickly.
All the Internet-connected, data-hungry gadgets that are coming to market sent a strikingly clear message: we’re going to need faster broadband networks.
"The healthcare needs of Northwest Connecticut would certainly benefit from a fiber optic broadband network and reliable extended mobile service. Not only would our ambulances be able to communicate in route, but the world of telemedicine would become available to our community. This will be particularly important as our population ages and most of us want to age-in-home.”
“Internet and cell service access is not a luxury, it is a necessity. It is just as important today as electricity was 100 years ago. It’s not just about the 5 percent not built out. It’s about the economic future of this area.