Owners Are From Mars
By Bryan Rader, MediaWorks
property owners want? If you are a private cable operator looking to provide them
with your services, start with the fact they believe that they deserve to be treated
as if they are special. For further insights consult this astute column, a brilliantly
penned "Guide To Understanding The Other Side."
High-Bandwidth To Greenfields
By Carl Fergusson, Tandberg Television
is generating interest among non-traditional broadcasters like real estate developers,
municipalities, and power utility companies as a way of delivering triple-play
services. For advanced services like HDTV, the benefits of FTTH are substantial,
long lasting, and can add exceptional value.
A Progress Report
Broadband Over Powerlines
By Bruce Bahlmann, Birds-Eye Network Services
of factors are driving the stepped-up rollout of Broadband Over Powerlines. Among
the reasons BPL is getting a surge in growth are the repercussions of a Federal
Communications Commission ruling that leaves Internet Service Providers with no
other alternative for delivering services.
Special MDU Section
Addressing A Unique Breed
By Amy Cravens, In-Stat/MDR
With a current size of more than 20 million households,
the MDU sector is growing faster than typical households and represents a striking
opportunity for communications service providers. Happily, most of the residents
of this group live in buildings or communities that would be lucrative to provision.
The War Over Infrastructure Wiring
By Carl Kandutsch, Esq.
When is the existing wiring in an MDU that was installed
by franchise cable operator in fact owned by the property owner and available
for use by a private cable operator? This lawyer points out three potential strategies
that can be used by an owner against an MSO in order to introduce competition.
Pros and Cons
Should It Be POTS Or VoIP?
By Arash Bahri, Blonder Tongue Telephone
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the two
prevalent services being offered today? What will be the dominant technology of
the future? What is the difference between VoIP and IP Telephony? What are the
features of each technology and how can users overcome the shortfalls of either
Q3 2004 Report:
Direct Broadcast Satellite Today
By Jimmy Schaeffler, The Carmel Group
It is a phenomenal story: Direct Broadcast Satellite
subscribers in the U.S. today are approaching the 25 million mark. Ten years ago
when the first high-powered DBS system was launched, forecasting such growth would
have challenged credulity. But events of the past year may best foretell the future.
The new CFC may increase the number of FTTH deployments
by allowing developments and municipalities to execute staged rollouts from an
FTTH platform using only those services they need.