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Special 28-Page Section On Fiber-to-the-Home Fundamentals
Here at last is the guide that everyone in the industry has been requesting. Produced by the editors of Broadband Properties and sponsored by the FTTH Council, this primer covers the key economic and technical issues surrounding fiber to the home. It makes clear why FTTH is the only technology that will deliver enough bandwidth, reliably and at a low enough cost, to meet the consumer demands of the next decade.

Broadband Properties Magazine April 2007 Issue

In This Issue:

President's Letter
The Devil is in the Details
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Broadband Summit: Dallas, September 10-12

Editor's Note
A Look Back From 2012
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
The final, mad scramble to bring fiber to the last 40 million US homes is under way, straining the industry's resources and bringing almost every large network provider to its knees financially. But the crnch could have been foreseen as early as 2007.

Provider Perspective
My Fellow Americans� Listen Up
By Bryan J. Rader � Bandwidth Consulting LLC
With all of the political campaigning going on these days, it's important to have a thorough understanding of all sides of today's hot issues. The Broadband Party needs your support. Here's the can't-miss platform.

First Mile
U.S. sinks further in the OECD Broadband Top 30; 2006 was a banner year for worldwide FTTH equipment sales; U.S. fiber subscribers to reach 18 million by 2011; IPTV market booms; High-Definition TV sweeps across Asia; Good news, bad news for telco suppliers.

Why We Need Fiber
Two recent reports have called into question whether incumbent telecom provider's fiber-to-the-node strategies would meet consumer needs, even in the near future.

Florida Highrises Bring Fiber to the Unit
By Jeff Beekhoo � DVI Consulting
The cost of coax to the riser for video, phone, and Ethernet data is actually about 20 percent more than the cost of fiber. This luxury condo complex was future-proofed with GPON fiber � at a price less than copper.

The Law
FCC Adopts Final Video Franchise Rules
By James Moskowitz � Fleischman and Walsh, L.L.P.
Following up on our February report, this article details what the FCC wants, and limits to its authority to change the rules in the first place.

Cover Story
FTTH Customer Total Doubles Again in One Year
A BBP Staff Report
Verizon dominates, but smaller telcos pass more of their own customers with fiber. The number of US homes receiving video, Internet or voice services over direct fiber optic connections redoubled over the past 12 months, after doubling the year before. Deployment plans already announced, and easier video franchising rules, should double the number of fiber-to-the-home customers again by spring 2008, continuing the trend.

Killer App Magazine

Testing Tomorrow's Health Care � Today
By Geoff Daily, Assistant Editor
It all started with a fiber network. Back in 1993, a corporate foundation dedicated to supporting education in its home town of Winona, Minnesota, decided to connect local schools with fiber optics � one of the first such projects ever built.

New Telemedicine Application Promises To Replace Many Skin Biopsies
By Jay Eastman, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Lucid Inc.
Instead of relying on routine surgical biopsies, dermatologist may soon be sharing, reviewing and diagnosing noninvasive digital images of skin cells via the Internet.

Music in the Air
By Geoff Daily, Assistant Editor
The lights dim, the speakers crackle, the crowd quiets and the band begins to play. Some of the band's biggest fans are sitting at home, unable to support their favorite group however much they might like to do so.

SIVOO Spells Entertainment In Any Language
By Masha Zager, Editor
The Census Bureau says that 32 million people in the United States speak Spanish at home. SIVOO thinks the number is even higher.


Six Page Summit Special Section
See our special section covering the Broadband Properties 2007 Summit in Dallas Texas. We are looking for 1000+ attendees this year making it our largest Summit yet.

Independent Telcos

Deployment News
By Masha Zager � Telecom Editor
This month, deployments by 3 Rivers Communications, ComSpan-Bandon Networks, EATEL, Etex Telephone Cooperative, Momentum, Optical Entertainment Network, and PAXIO. Contractors include 180 Connect, AboveNet, Hitachi Telecom, MetaSwtich, Occam Networks, Pannaway, and Telco Systems.

At ATMC, Marketing and Handholding Smoothes the Path to Fiber
By Masha Zager � Telecom Editor
A North Carolina telephone cooperative, ATMC, has become one of the fastest-growing fiber-to-the-home providers in the country, as its service area changes from a sleepy seaside county to a popular vacation-home destination.



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