Oakland, CA – December 19th, 2018 – A total fiber-based solution has been a higher cost choice and therefore adopted only where bandwidth requirements could not be satisfied using previous choices. Having passed the 1/6th mark of the 21st century though, choosing a fiber-based LAN solution is now lower cost to implement and operate.
Efficiency and cost savings often have not informed choosing new LAN technology to date, but the business case for choosing POL will only accelerate. Smart buildings arguably should be the business factor that forces the tipping point for the most sensible LAN option in new projects. Looking at the 21st century in total, it is not a matter of if POL will become the smartest choice. Rather, it is a matter of when those charged with making choices challenge themselves and others working with them to enable their buildings to be as smart as they can be.