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A new report states that America could save billions of dollars on fiber broadband deployment with a fairly simple law.

Deploying fiber broadband across the country the size of the United States is hugely expensive. A large portion of these costs come from digging up public streets to lay fiber, a process that’s both time consuming and chaotic, especially when done incorrectly. Fiber itself, however, is cheap. It’s digging up the ground that’s expensive.

As a result, telecom experts have long pushed for a “dig once” law that would mandate the installation of fiber conduit during roadway construction and

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