Two Broadband Organizations Broaden Support for Universal Delivery

The Broadband Forum and the Fiber Broadband Association have signed an agreement in principle to advance the industry forward with future-proof, high-capacity, low-latency fiber broadband capabilities that will enable the Metaverse and beyond.

With a common focus on developing and educating the broadband industry on best practices, the agreement combines the Fiber Broadband Association’s background and expertise in fiber advocacy, research, education and member and community resources with Broadband Forum’s technical strengths in best practices, interoperability, certification and standards.

Broadband Forum will leverage the relationship by increasing awareness of its progress in technology, standards and certification work. It also will increase awareness and education among Tier 1, 2, and 3 operators and vendors of its mission to advance broadband innovation and the benefits of interoperability.

The agreement gives the Fiber Broadband Association’s Technology Committee leadership team increased visibility of Broadband Forum’s work across all areas of fiber broadband service delivery from inside the building, across the fiber access network to the cloud. It also gives the Fiber Broadband Association an opportunity to contribute to specification work and represent the needs of fiber broadband providers within the Broadband Forum community in the Americas.

The Broadband Forum conducted technical pre-conference workshops at the past two Fiber Broadband Association Fiber Connect annual conferences and will become a more integral part of the conference.

The Fiber Broadband Association represents the complete fiber ecosystem of service providers, manufacturers, industry experts and deployment specialists in the advancement of fiber broadband deployments.

The organization helps providers, communities, and policy makers make informed decisions about how, where and why they should build better fiber broadband networks. Its work includes best practices for fiber-based network operator deployments and funding, complementing Broadband Forum’s technical standards efforts.

The collaboration will be represented at the Aug. 20-23 Fiber Broadband Association’s Fiber Connect 2023 event in Orlando, Fla. Broadband Forum is presenting the technology deep dives track. For more information, visit:

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