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Broadband Properties July 2005 Issue

In This Issue:

President's Letter:
Meet The Experts At Our 2005 Summit
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
They'll be in the crowd and on the stage.

Editor's Note:
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.

Provider's Prospective:
A Wild Wireless Way to Win
By Bryan Rader, MediaWorks
Why should MSOs steal our lunch? PCOs should combine to offer a mobile service.

The 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.

Programming:
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 others, too.

The Law:
Brand X: Supreme Court Rules for Cable
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… may benefit.

THE BROADBAND PROPERTIES 100

Cover Story:
The 100 Companies that are Changing Our World
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.

The BP 100

The BP 100 Distributors List

The BP Industry Index, by Category


FOCUS ON MDU AND CAMPUS

Technology:
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.

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.

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