Formed as an independent research organization to quantify and qualify the economic, societal and community effect of fiber broadband in the United States and Latin America, the Research Advisory Program is led by a former Gartner principal analyst, Deborah Kish. The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA), a membership organization of providers, suppliers, consultants, consumers, policymakers, device makers and application providers, created the Research Advisory Program, a statement from the association reads.
FBA has released three white papers, “The Market Has Spoken,” “The Future of Work” and “Fiber is the Fundamental Technology for 21st Century Communications,” with plans for additional original survey-based research and qualitative summaries, partner-based research, technical analysis and member-sponsored white papers, the association disclosed.
The research will be centered with FBA’s Technical Community, using some of its member companies’ brightest technical minds to examine the critical issues the fiber industry faces as it looks to provide robust broadband services to all Americans, the statement reads. The Research Advisory Program will seek partnerships with other industry groups, according to FBA.