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Rural Broadband – 8 Actions to Ensure Fiber Deployment Success
This eBook discusses the rural digital divide, how broadband transforms rural communities, and why co-ops are ideal leaders of fiber deployment. Finally, as experts in advanced communications infrastructure, Black & Veatch outlines eight actions that co-ops can take to remove hurdles, accelerate schedules, garner public interest and acceptance, and minimize costs of fiber deployment.
Digital Electricity eBook
To ensure reliability, efficiency, and security, utilities must digitize their operations with a system-wide perspective. This eBook helps utility leaders understand the market pressures driving them to “go digital,” the operational value of digital technologies, and the six essential elements of digital distribution system planning.
5G A New Digital Dawn
Given the network complexity, true partnership must be forged between carriers, technology integrators, states, cities, and industries to successfully reach our 5G potential. This eBook explores the transformative power of 5G technologies and builds a framework of actions that carriers, utilities, government, cities, states, and fleet managers can take to strategically kickstart 5G.
Electric Vehicle eBook
Electric utilities are in the spotlight as transportation electrification grows. The U.S. needs 9.6 million charge ports by 2030 to support EV market growth, which drives up the demand for power and utility infrastructure, which can take 24 months or more to construct. As innovators devise work-arounds to the traditional grid system, utilities and other stakeholders need to embrace the challenge of new mobility and pivot to lead and enable the new energy ecosystem.
One Digital World eBook
It won’t be long before success is measured by how well an industry or community system applies digital innovation. This eBook delivers expert perspectives on how leaders are using advanced communications to fast-track their connected future and capture the value of 5G & IoT innovation in our communities, across highways and mobility systems, in our workforces, and on our electric grid.
Autonomous Vehicles eBook
Autonomous vehicles are moving from test tracks to public roads. As self-drive tech companies log millions of driverless miles each year and as driverless fleets commercialize, the U.S. is at the tipping point of our New Mobility—one that trades vehicle ownership for shared ridership.
Digitally Connected Communities
Our physical, digital, and human worlds are converging at an exponential pace, disrupting nearly every industry and community across the U.S. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving rapid urbanization and straining infrastructure that is already in decline. With increasing pressure on state and municipal budgets, civic leaders worry about delivering essential services to their citizens and staying competitive in our ever-evolving data-driven economy.
Electric Fleets Ebook
Transportation in the U.S. is becoming more sustainable, competitive, and innovative. At the core of this innovation is the electric powertrain, which produces no harmful emissions and is cheaper to fuel and maintain. As light-duty electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to soar, fleet and sustainability managers are banking on advances in power electronics, battery prices, and battery performance to mainstream medium and heavy-duty vehicle electrification. These upcoming EVs help managers capture savings, improve driver working conditions, and meet emission standards that are unattainable with diesel trucks and buses.
In major metropolitan areas, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs), are a promising solution to rising traffic, congestion and vehicle emissions challenges. However, the industry needs electric infrastructure that can handle the highly distributed, yet often concentrated, charging volume.

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