A Letter from the FBA President and FBA Board Chair about COVID-19

A Letter from the FBA President and FBA Board Chair about COVID-19

April 02, 2020

Dear Fiber Broadband Association Members, Colleagues and Friends,

The Coronavirus pandemic and our “new normal” of how we stay connected to one another, conduct daily personal business, and continue to work or learn online from home, highlights the importance of the availability of high-speed, reliable, future-proof broadband more than ever before. We are proud of our FBA members who are working tirelessly to ensure the continued operation, maintenance and deployment of the critical fiber networks that we all rely on to support connectivity at home, to anchor institutions or as the underlying infrastructure to the towers and wireless networks upon which we all rely. Many of our members are finding ways to ensure fiber connections are being made available to the unserved and underserved. Fiber remains the critical infrastructure for all 21st century communications.

To continue to explore fiber as the critical infrastructure as well as other connectivity and workplace issues presented in these challenged times, FBA is launching its weekly 30 minute live video discussion, Fiber for Breakfast, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. eastern. Please join us for our second installment:

Fiber for Breakfast, Week Two, 4/8/2020: 2020 Covid 19 Pandemic Response: Will We Break the Internet?  


Gary Bolton, Vice President Global Marketing, ADTRAN

Ryan Keel, Vice President - Technical Operations, EPB

Jon Sallet, Benton Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

As we enter week three of the Coronavirus pandemic the health and safety of our members, colleagues, friends and all of their loved ones remains top of mind. We know everyone’s lives have been greatly disrupted. From stay at home orders to new pressures on work and school on-line, cancellations of major life milestones and plans to the uncertainty of the virus itself, we know this is a difficult time. Many resources exist to help you through all aspects of these unchartered waters. To assist you, the Fiber Broadband Association has a COVID-19 resource page available here. Please check it out and let us know what else you would like to see. We welcome your resources to share with our community.

Please reach out to us anytime. The health and safety of all of you and your families remains paramount. We are all in this together.

Katie Espeseth, Chairman of the Board, Fiber Broadband Association | Vice President of New Products, EPB

Lisa Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association


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Fiber Broadband Association

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