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Broadband Properties March 2006 Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:

President’s Letter
Attend Summit 2006: Save The Dates Now
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Excitement, Networking, Top-Quality Technical, Financial, Marketing Info

Editor’s Note
Fiber Cost Control, Network Control
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
What does the rest of the world know that we don’t about fiber to the home? Quite a bit about controlling costs, it turns out, and quite a bit about forming financial alliances.

Provider Perspective
Three Scoops in a Great Bundle
By Bryan Rader, MediaWorks
Offer new residents three levels of service at three different prices, and forget about introductory pricing.

Programming
New Technology, New Business Deals
By Michael A. Kashmer, Broadband Properties Magazine
Technology, content, and the business plan are linked more strongly than they have been in years. Property owners, managers, and new video service providers take note!

Sales
Marketing Converged Services
By Adam Haas, Sparling
Lessons on how to sell converged services like the triple play, from a man who was selling convergence in the UK before it was legal here.

The Law
Net Neutrality: The Cure is More Fiber
By Carl E. Kandutsch, Ph.D., J.D.
The issue has emerged as one of the hottest topics in telecommunications regulatory reform. What does it mean for those who build first-mile fiber?

Annual International Report

The First Mile
Capsule Summaries of Trend Data for Broadband
This month’s focus, of course, is on international data. Around the world, the fiber business is booming.

FTTH Europe
Netherlands, France, and Austria Surge
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Looking for examples of good MDU projects, and for ways to deploy fiber in urban areas? There were plenty of deployments to report from the annual FTTH Council Europe conference in Vienna. But regulatory muddles continue to limit Europe’s FTTH potential.

International Honors
This Year’s International Top 20
Staff Report
A number of new organizations are on the list this year.

SPECIAL COVERAGE

ECONOMICS. Fiber To The Home: The New Empowerment
By Paul E. Green, Jr., Contributing Editor
Why fiber is cheap and better for service providers, users, and society – and why it is getting cheaper and easier to implement.

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: Cameron Communications, RT Communications, Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, and SureWest.

Case Study:
Keeping to Standards and USA Manufacture Matters
By Brad Wackerlin, Charles Industries
Don’t try this at home. Charles Industries helped NuVox Communications meet an aggressive deployment schedule. Here’s what was involved.

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