AS AUTOMATION, REMOTE MONITORING, AND THE USE OF VIDEO SURVEILLANCE RISES, the need for higher capacity data networks is accelerating. The fact that these services are required across the entire operating area magnifies the challenge. Reliance on traditional copper circuits is not an option – the circuits cannot support the required data rates, and service providers are retiring the copper circuits as fast as they can due to maintenance costs. Fiber technology has high installation time and costs. Public networks with 4G offer some relief, but likely do not provide the necessary coverage and come with administrative burdens and high subscription costs.