By Jim Pilgrim

We’ve been together for over 6 years, and covered a lot of ground together, night and day, many miles behind us. She’s been a faithful, trustworthy and reliable companion. I know what you are thinking. No, she wasn’t high maintenance. Hardly cost me anything to keep her happy and healthy. But the time had come to put her out to pasture.

It’s not what you think. I’m actually talking about my CAR! I finally gave up my 2005 Honda Accord. 500,000 miles and many memories, but it was time for a change. It was only a matter of time before I’d have to start putting some money into her. It was only a matter of time before she would cost me more money than what she was bringing in.

Those of you that are still running your network over copper should also consider that inevitable change. Fiber networks without question give you the opportunity to offer far more services, faster data speeds and lower maintenance costs. Yes, you have an upfront investment. But just like my new car, it is inevitable and will be worth it in the long run.