The report was prepared in October 2018 by Finley Engineering and deals with broadband access across rural America. A case study of partnership with Pinnacle Telecom and Barry Electric Cooperative is presented. The topics covered include the importance of partnering, smart grid opportunities, key lessons learned, and future outlook. The report is useful for telcom and electric utility owners and operators, electrical engineers, city planners, and government officials.

Key words: architecture/engineering, audio/video, smart grid, telecom, utilities

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