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Broadband Properties September 2005 Issue

IN THIS ISSUE:

President’s Letter:
Chairman-Elect Kruse: “Word Is Getting Out…”
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
FTTH Council Chairman-elect Diane Kruse is talking about the big picture, and the story is compelling. There is also no question that she is “passionate about FTTH.”

Editor’s Note:
What India Knows About Building Fiber Networks
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
During a recent trip to southern India , I took the opportunity to check out the exploding capabilities of India ’s telecommunications market.

Private Cable Operators
Make Your Web Site a Destination Worth Visiting
By Bryan Rader, MediaWorks
Scan your competitors’ web sites for ideas. Pay special attention to customer service.

Broadband Marketing
Brownfield Versus Greenfield Opportunities
By Bruce Bahlmann, Sedna Services
Finding diamonds in the rough can be rewarding indeed. Here are some tips from an expert.

FOCUS ON FTTH

The Glass Mile
People and Events that Shape the World of FTTH
Inauguration of our newest feature – thought-provoking shorts of special interest to FTTH providers and customers.

FTTH Council Conference and Exhibition
Exhibitor Directory
An extra service for our readers – a booth-by-booth guide to the exhibit floor at this year’s FTTH meeting in Las Vegas , October 3 – 6.

Message for Developers
FTTH is Mainstream Technology Now
By Diane Kruse, ZoomyCo
Risks are low and rewards are high for developers who embrace fiber, says this company head (and incoming FTTH Council chair) who helps them do just that.

Doing the Greenfield Deal
What Developers and Broadband Suppliers Need to Know
By Lawrence R. Freedman, Fleischman and Walsh LLP
An exploration of ways developers and broadband suppliers can minimize risk as they structure deals to bring fiber to new communities.

Technology and the Bottom Line
The Business Case for GPON
By John Griffin, Optical Solutions, Inc.
FTTN requires active electronics and higher service costs that FTTH GPON; the long-term benefits quickly make up for the higher initial price.

Future Shock
FTTH Design with the Future in Mind
By John George, OFS
Get ready for 10 Gbps and beyond. Here’s a glimpse at future uses for all that bandwidth. All it takes is the right fiber.

Technology
Rugged Connector Technology for Outside Plant
By Randy Reagan, ADC (formerly FONS Corporation)
Welcome to GR-3120: Mix and match new connectors, even for multi-fiber, from different vendors with confidence.

In the Field
Roundtable Discussion: Corning’s TAP
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Corning and Team Fishel managers discuss the ins and outs of few FTTH deployment technology – and what it is worth to developers.

International
FTTH’s Global Lessons
By Bob Whitman, Corning
Reasons differ among countries deploying FTTH, but the bottom line is positive everywhere.

FTTH
New Arguments for Municipal Broadband Properties
By Leonard Ray, Atlantic Engineering Group
A fresh look at munis. RBOCs and incumbents must join Verizon to deploy FTTH, or get out of the way. But the arguments for them to do so aren’t what you think.

FREE SPACE OPTICS

Primer
FSO: Versatile and Cost-Effective
By Ken Ito, Canon Broadcast & Communications Division
A technology with many uses, FSO is often called “fiber optics without the fiber.” Here’s why.

Urban Links
The Value of Mesh FSO
By Stephen Walker, Omnilux
FSO doesn’t have to be point-to-point. Here are the details of a mesh solution in Milwaukee . It’s up and running now, and it’s cheap.


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