Bob Thompson, CEO of portfolio company Underline talks about why we cannot afford to be inefficient as we deliver affordable and reliable connections to communities. And that means embracing open access, shared fiber infrastructure. As a nation, we face $5-8t of cumulative deferred capital expenditure for all of our critical infrastructure. This is a unique challenge to be addressed by entrepreneurial asset managers - who can allocate the capital while also generating an attractive return for their investors.
By engaging with these complex questions, we have the chance to rethink the way we learn, work, stay healthy, and commune. We have the chance—and the responsibility—to rethink how we define, design, and build vibrant, flourishing, and equitable communities for current and future generations.