The report from AFL Global and examines deployment of fiber optic cabling in electric utility networks as part of smart grid modernization efforts. The topics covered include the evolution of fiber in electric utilities, future fiber uses in electric utilities, and  best practices for building fiber network for electric utilities. The report is useful for owners and operators of electric utilities, electrical engineers, technologists, and system integrators.

Key words: Internet of Things (IoT), HVAC, architecture, engineering, power over ethernet (poE), process automation, protocols/standards, system integrator

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