Fiber is today what electricity was at the turn of the twentieth century; the foundation for other innovations to draw from. Fiber optics were first installed in the late 1970’s and are still in use today. Fiber optics can today, replicate the entire wireless spectrum more than 1,000 times over and the total capacity is not yet known. Whether it’s 4G, 5G, 16G or any other technology, fiber is the infrastructure required for them all. Having this fiber infrastructure will help American Fork be prepared when those new technologies, like 5G, come. Additionally, the City doesn’t plan to install and walk away. The City will be maintaining and replacing lines and components as needed to keep the system top of the line and up to date.