Leading the Way for Community and Rural Broadband Deployment
In an era where remote work is more pervasive than ever, this widening digital divide threatens to isolate large segments of the population and hamper our collective progress as a nation. It’s official: High-speed connectivity is now an essential service.
Cities and municipalities want fiber for smart city applications. These networks enable high-speed broadband, 4G-LTE, 5G, and Wi-Fi to connect citizens, evolve businesses and industries, expand IoT apps, and bridge the digital divide in rural and underserved areas. As a leader in broadband installation and deployment, Black & Veatch ensures communities get internet services they need to thrive in today’s digital world. Municipal leaders, legislators, and co-ops partner with us to design, plan, and build rural broadband networks that connect communities and drive progress.
See How We're Closing the Digital Divide
Build the Fourth Utility
High-speed broadband internet enables our new normal, which is why it is considered “The Fourth Utility”—broadband is essential for citizens to effectively participate in society. Like electricity in the 1930s, many rural communities lack basic internet connection. But the truth is, rural and urban communities struggle with bandwidth needs, provider options, and affordability. This means that whole communities, regardless of location, are missing out on economic, educational, and social opportunities.Learn More
Farmers Put the Byte into Food Production
As high-tech city concepts gain momentum, like Las Vegas’ Bleutech Park, they become a beacon of our transforming world, a shining example of sustainable, smart living. But urban areas aren’t the only fertile grounds for data-driven initiatives. Like U.S. tech giants and entrepreneurs, farmers are futurists by nature—they plan for the next growing season, predict frost and storms, and forecast market sell targets.Learn More
Communications Are Critical to Bridging the Digital Divide
There is no doubt that advanced communication networks are changing how we interact with data, technology and one another. New levels of connectivity are giving us the ability to create, share and analyze information, creating layers of input and insight that deepen our experiences, making them richer, more tangible and more valuable than ever before. This connectivity has become the hallmark of how most of us operate in today’s rapidly evolving world, and it’s driving communities, industries and businesses across the U.S. to accelerate their shift towards the digital future.Learn More
Build the Fourth Utility
Fiber enables connected communities. With nearly unlimited data capacity, municipal fiber supports a range of apps and technologies for communities and scales alongside future needs and capabilities, like 5G use cases. Learn more about how to successfully deploy fiber networks in our recent webinar.