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Broadband Properties May 2006 Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:

President’s Letter
Summit 2006 Celebrates Turning Point For MDUs
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Time For Fiber In Multifamily Market

Editor’s Note
Fiber is Good for Cities, and MDUs
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Each May we spend extra-special attention to municipal
officials’ needs. This May, we also focused in on the special concerns of those who serve residents of multiple dwelling unit structures – apartment buildings, dormitories, and office complexes.

Provider Perspective
What are the “Real” Components of the Triple Play?
By Bryan Rader, Media Works
The real triad, says Rader: Solutions, reliability and value. He runs a PCO in Atlanta. Once you master that triad, you can offer dozens of other services, too.

Programming
Mobile and Web TV: Ready to Rock
By Michael A. Kashmer, Broadband Properties
Mike follows the network bounces as the biggies recycle old TV shows and refresh old ideas. They almost seem new again. And what’s that about “mobisodes?”

The First Mile
Government and Broadband Access; Dialup vs. Broadband Access
Great new data on broadband uses, from Kentucky . No wonder the state has caught up to the rest of the nation in broadband.

FOCUS ON MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS

Public and Private FTTH
Municipal Officials Think Globally at BBP Conference
A BBP Staff Report
Our regional Towns & Technologies conference brought 150 municipal officials, property owners, and developers together to discuss what kinds of fiber systems municipalities need, and how to get them built. They also heard from heavy users at area universities, for whom 10 Gbps is not nearly enough.

Technology
A Mayor’s Guide to FTTH
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
P2P, GePON, BPON, GPON, EPON. What does it all mean, and why should you care? Third in our series of basic articles on fiber systems.

The Law
Public Rights-of-Way and Marketing Exclusivity
By Carl Kandutsch, Consultant and Attorney
Here’s detailed advice for avoiding franchise delays, fees and regulations while preserving exclusivity in broadband communities.

Technology
GPON Explosion: Four Vendors Announce GPON Solutions
A BBP Staff Report
Looking for more proof that fiber is taking over? Entrisphere, Fujitsu, Motorola and Tellabs show new GPON gear. They offer lower prices and more features for the fastest fiber technology available.

COVER STORY: FORTY HEROS

MDUS and Fiber
40 Fiber Champions for the Multifamily Market
A BBP Staff Report
BBP recognizes some of the virtuosos who have helped push FTTP for multi-tenant environments-20 developers, property managers and owners, and 20 technology and content providers. Learn who they are, and check out their sage advice.

INDEPENDENT TELCOS

Independent Telcos and FTTH
By Masha Zager, Contributing Editor
This month: ComSpanUSA, Mabel Telephone Cooperative Company, SureWest Communications, Wilkes Telephone & Electric Company, the U.S. Government Accountability Office….And More.

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