Digital Clouds are Brewing over Rural America

By Jeff Johnston

April 2019

Key Points

  • The economic benefits from the hybrid cloud in rural America are compelling for both end users and service providers.
  • Local telecom operators are well positioned to leverage legacy assets to support current and future data center market demand.
  • The adoption of data centers and cloud-based applications has led to new managed services opportunities for local telecom operators.
  • The lack of IT talent and fiber connectivity is impeding the rate at which new technologies are being adopted in rural America.
  • Though progress is being made, it will take time for rural America to fully enjoy all the efficiencies and benefits that cloud and data centers offer.

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