Take it to the Bank: Summit Has Proven Value
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Like our editorial, the Summit (April 28 – 30) keeps paying off.
Fiber: Powerful Implications for Economic Development
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Each December, we dwell at greater length than usual on the economic benefits of fiber-to-the-home. What we look for especially are studies that you can literally take to the bank. When we find these, we publish them at length.
Valuing Network Neutrality
By Mark Gaynor, Boston University, and Scott Bradner, Harvard University
A new perspective on net neutrality: Network Operators may benefit by encouraging competing services on their networks. The rest of the economy benefits, too.
IN THIS ISSUE
Can another New Product Secure The Future?
By Bran J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC
A new generation of home security systems is arriving. Private cable operators should sit up and take notice.
The First Mile
New Reports on Broadband and Economic Development
Broadband adoption in California generates new jobs, but the costs to the nation as a whole of failing to achieve universal broadband are “staggering.”
Why We Need More Fiber
Economic Development, Education, Public Health, Sustainable Development… We Could Go On
The cable experts in Portland, Oregon’s city government list some reasons for building a community fiber network.
TV Online or on Your Cell: The Experiments Falter
By Michael Kashmer, Broadband Properties
Providers, new and old, are testing video delivery methods. The technology works fine; the business model is still up in the air.
Fiber Deployment Roundup
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fiber
By Masha Zager, Broadband Properties
Verizon and NTT “fill the pipe” with HDTV and Wii, respectively; a Wisconsin telco plans for 400 Mbps; futuristic network being developed for Bahrain Bay.
Houston, We Have a Problem: Lessons from the OEN Collapse
By Lawrence Kingsley, Contributing Editor
Optical Entertainment Network’s FISION is no longer providing services, but its FTTH strategy wasn’t the problem.
The Hottest Distributors and VARs for 2008
A BBP Staff Report
Video-equipment distributors are adding fiber products to their catalogs and fiber expertise to their service lineups.