In This Issue:
Meet The Experts At Our
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
They'll be in the crowd and on the stage.
Lessons From The Campus Scene
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Looking for ways to bring more bandwidth to the MDU environment? Broadband projects in college dormitories
offer a wealth of ideas.
A Wild Wireless Way to Win
By Bryan Rader, MediaWorks
Why should MSOs steal our lunch? PCOs should combine to offer a mobile service.
ROI of Fiber to the Homes: Designing Networks for Greenfield Communities
By Mark Conner and Patricia Hanlon, Corning Cable Systems
Coordinating design of the fiber plant with other utilities is easy. And it substantially cuts the cost
of laying fiber. Here's how it's done.
Spotlight on Hispanic Programming
By Michael A. Kashmer, Broadband Properties
One American household in ten is Hispanic and they watch a lot of TV. Here's a detailed guide to sources
of programming that can help you entice members of this market
and more. Hispanic programming attracts
Brand X: Supreme Court Rules for
By Carl Kandutsch, Esq.
As we predicted, the Supreme Court rules that cable operators do not have to sell space on their networks
to competitors. Oddly enough, telcos
and the competitors
THE BROADBAND PROPERTIES 100
The 100 Companies that are Changing
Our staff scoured the world to determine which companies are the most responsible for the fiber revolution,
and for the bandwidth explosion in general. We also placed our bets on the companies in the future. Companies
on our BP 100 list range from zero revenue in 2004, to $71 billion; from 5 employees to almost 200,000.
Two (powerhouses ADC and FONS) merged while we were on the presses! Looking for particular services and
products? We cover another 150 companies as well.
BP 100 Distributors List
BP Industry Index, by Category
FOCUS ON MDU AND CAMPUS
Campus-Wide IP Television and VoIP
By Ted Archer, Coaxsys
Residence Halls at Georgia State University got a TV and telephone makeover using Ethernet-over-Coax.
A cost-effective, reliable solution required some creative technology.
VDSL For MDU Services
By Dean Grumlose, Ikanos Communications
Seven Million Subscribers Can't Be Wrong. They are already using VDSL, over existing copper fed by fiber.
The technology can give MDU owners 10 years breathing room.