STL’s Daniel Romer goes in-depth on the forces driving the deployment of fiber-optic cabling systems for broadband applications. As programs like BEAD and RDOF increase demand for fiber, a global air of economic uncertainty tempers analysts’ expectations for that demand. Add the on-again, off-again supply-chain crunch over the past couple years and it is extremely difficult for network providers to navigate their way through fiber-network builds. Romer’s expertise provides some clarity to these uncertain circumstances. He also provides insight into STL’s role as a provider of fiber-optic cable, providing detail on the benefits of craft-friendly products as well as the importance of quality components in high-density fiber deployments.