Close the digital divide by delivering the broadband connectivity your rural customers expect and deserve, providing new ways to learn, innovate, do business, and communicate. Build the foundation to the Internet for the Future in your rural community by accessing nearly $40 billion in U.S. Government and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rural broadband funding programs combined with Cisco networking solutions and expertise. Start delivering the smart and connected services and experiences that will transform your rural communities and benefit consumers, businesses, agriculture, education, healthcare, and more.
Cisco’s open access approach to a converged Software-Defined Networking (SDN) transport network enables rural broadband providers to connect their communities across any access infrastructure – mobile cell towers, telco/cable fixed line, or wireless last mile. It provides a high-performance, automated, and programmable IP routing and optical transport network across converged access, aggregation, edge, and core networks to achieve Capital Expenditure (CapEx) and Operating Expenditure (OpEx) efficiencies. It is built upon foundational building blocks of Cisco’s leadership in Segment Routing technology, security and trust, automation and orchestration, distributed cloud infrastructure, and optics innovation. Rural broadband providers gain an agile network which is simpler to operate, faster to develop and deploy, capable of adapting in real-time to changing requirements, and delivers the quality of service, resiliency, and security your customers expect and deserve at highly efficient cost points.