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Broadband Properties August 2006 Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:

President's Letter
Prepare For Tomorrow At The 2006 Summit
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Be at our kickoff session on Monday at 11:45 am

Editor’s Note
Broadband: You Need It. Here’s How To Get It
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
If you own or manage a multi-dwelling property, how much bandwidth should you plan for, and how should that bandwidth be supplied?

Provider Perspective
Build A String of Smash Hits
By Bryan Rader – MediaWorks
A good introductory lineup must be updated constantly for the fans, er, residents.

The First Mile
Focus This Month: Revenue Growth, Reducing Churn
Nearly 10 percent of respondents to a new survey indicate plans to switch providers in the next 12 months. Incumbents could see revenues fall by half due to competition from city-run nets. For the third straight year telecom service providers worldwide increased capital expenditures. Providers in Europe are selling more than just broadband access. VoIP Grows.

FOCUS: MDUs, PUDs and FIBER

Fiber, Coax or DSL?
Meeting Customer Demand for Bandwidth
By David R. Kozischek – Corning Cable Systems
Only fiber will deliver the kinds of content customers will crave in a few years. Here are the detailed calculations.

Technology Guide:
Installing Fiber in Multiple Dwelling Units
By Randy Reagan, Jeff Gniadek, and Yu Lu – ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
So how do you meet the demand Kozischek forecasts? Fiber is simpler than most MDU owners think; here’s what all the acronyms mean.

Choosing the Best Way:
Optimizing Fiber Networks in Campus-Style MDU Complexes
By David Stallworth – OFS
Designing MDU networks that are economical to install and maintain: It may be possible to build FTTH in MDUs for less than $100 per living unit in material and splicing labor, excluding cable placement and electronics costs.

Building a New Gulf Coast:
All the Best Amenities – Including Fiber
By Diane Kruse – Zoomy Communications
Zoomy Communications is providing an open-access Fiber to the Home network for the 16,000-unit “New Urbanist” development planned for Biloxi.

FIFTH ANNUAL HOT PRODUCTS LISTING

Hot Business, Hot Products
The latest from more than 70 distributors, manufacturers, software vendors, content providers and system builders. The lesson: To Think Globally, Act Locally. These folks are pushing products for small-scale fiber deployments.

INDEPENDENT TELCOS

Independent Telcos and FTTH
By Masha Zager – Contributing Editor
Our monthly summary of news of special interest to independent telephone companies. This month: Bicoastal Communications; Indiantown Telephone System; Richland-Grant Telephone Cooperative; Nortel and Broadstream Offer IPTV Solution for Rural Telcos; AT&T Combining Broadband, Dish TV.

Deployments
Hiawatha Broadband Communications
By Gary Evans – Hiawatha Broadband Communications
It’s a Matter of Connecting the Dots – Effectively. HBC was conceived before the Web; it added FTTH this year. Here’s how the business plan – and the technology – works in Minnesota.

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