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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 August 2007 Issue

THIS MONTH

President’s Letter
Exaflood of Amenities Coming Via NanoFiber
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
And all occurring at the speed of light.

Editor’s Note
Focus on MDUs: Watch the Workmanship
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Corning’s new fault-tolerant fiber – and the associated products due to be announced by Corning next month – bring us closer to the day when fiber networks for multiple dwelling units can be reliably installed without resorting to expensive engineering talent.

Provider Perspective
Retain This Idea For Future Gain
By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC
Even an MDU with high turnover rates has a core group of tenants who stay on. Making these folks happy can boost retention rates for the whole community.

First Mile
FTTH equipment sales take off as business case improves; Broadband connections stimulate online activities; FTTx subscriptions expected to reach 64 million by 2011; Customer satisfaction favors telco TV; Strong growth in home networks fuels demand for customer-premises equipment; Consumer VoIP is buoyed by cable telephony, but even VoIP can’t keep Europeans from abandoning fixed voice lines; China’s broadband growth slows while Japan continues in the forefront of the world market for cutting-edge communications technologies; Internet video is coming to a TV near you.

Broadband Technologies
The long, hot days of summer are here, and this list of Hot Products won’t cool things down.
Our sixth annual list includes leading broadband technologies and services from more than 60 distributors, manufacturers, software vendors, content providers and system builders.

Municipal Broadband
Open Access Saves a Municipal Broadband System
By Joseph Franell, City of Ashland, Oregon
The telecommunications system built by Ashland, Oregon, couldn’t compete with the local cable provider – until the city invited competitive providers into the system.

Fiber Deployment
Modernizing a Hospital Network with Air-Blown Fiber
By Kurt Templeman, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave
When Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego upgraded its enterprise network with fiber optic cabling, hospital administrators found that air-blown fiber offered the flexibility to implement whatever new medical technologies came along. Surprisingly, there were benefits for patient health, too.

Technology
Next-Generation Messaging: Critical Alert System
By David Daugherty and Charles Flynn, Korcett Holdings
Don’t be constrained by the triple play. Here’s another example of a possible broadband service to sell.

Secrets to Success
Dedicated, Proactive Marketing Support Pays Off
By Caitlin Clinard, Connexion Technologies
Developers want to offer a great technology amenity to home buyers; Connexion Technologies helps them explain its benefits – and move the homes faster.

COVER STORY

Corning’s New Bend-Insensitive Fiber is a Wow
Corning offered little detail aside from a financial-community-oriented press release to support claims for its new fiber. But Broadband Properties finds that all the excitement is warranted.

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

FTTH Made East: A FTTH Planning and Implementation Guide from AFL Telecommunications

FTTH Market Update: Overview of North American FTTH

Michael Render; RVA Market Research

Greenfield FTTH – Beyond the Glass

The YRT2 Technology Concierge

On a Roll – Greefield FTTH in Middle Tennessee

Crystal Clear Technologies

IMCC Industry Viewpoint

Bill Burhop – Executive Director, IMCC

MFH3 IPTV Platform

Bob Reiter Thomson Satellite Premises Systems and

Richard Tatem, DIRECTV

Video Network Monitoring – Redefined

Greg Nicholaides, Technicolor Network Services

Full Service Resort Living…Plus FTTH! – Liberty Harbor

DSI Technologies

DIRECTV’s MFH1 and MFH2: Solutions in a Fiber World

Richard Tatem, DIRECTV

Allure Las Vegas: The Intelligent Building – Vegas Style!

C3 Services

Greenfield FTTH – Zial Networks

Bob Orcutt, Zial Networks

The Light Stops Here but My Lifestyle Doesn’t:

Future-proofing the in-home cabling infrastructure

Jeff Green, Leviton

Graduating to World-Class Wireless –

Davidson College in North Carolina

AFL Network Services and BelAir Networks

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