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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 February 2007 Issue

President's Letter
Why All That Bandwidth? Attend Killer App Expo
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Co-Hosted By The FTTH Council, April 30 � May 2

Editor's Note
"Why Would We EVER Need Anything Faster?"
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
We're well into our fourth decade of bandwidth growth and denial.

Provider Perspective
Turn The BBBs into AAAs
By Bryan Rader, DirecPath
Cable companies garner a lot of complains at Better Business Bureaus. Why not do same-day installs? The scheduling technology exists and customers would be overjoyed.

Cable Aims To Compete With Telco Features
By Michael A. Kashmer, Broadband Properties
Time Warner recently unveiled its answer to integrated services from Verizon and AT&T.

First Mile
Our Monthly Compilation of Marketing Data and Trends
This month: Long-haul DWDM sales surge as the bandwidth glut ends; growth of broadband over power line to outpace cable and DSL; traffic from Xbox Live and iTunes squeezes broadband capacity; applications demand makes the case for fiber; Strategy Analytics says mobile data services are set for growth; 80 million IPTV subscribers by 2011 � but who's a subscriber?

Low-Cost Plug-and-Play Broadband Access for Multi-Unit and Residential Structures
By John Butler, Motorola
Fiber to the Basement? The electrical system can be the network for high-speed broadband.

Why We Need Fiber
Dell's CEO says we need fiber to advance the consumer electronics industry. Read his remarks on page 22.


A 100 Megabit Nation by 2015
Underscoring the importance of higher bandwidth to America's future competitiveness and deeply concerned by the lack of progress on a national telecommunications bill, the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council has called on Congress and the President to adopt a �100 Megabit Nation� policy by the end of this year.

Real Broadband Requires Fiber
An excerpt from Michael Dell's Keynote Speech at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show. Dell notes, "YouTube today consumes as much bandwidth as the entire Internet consumed in the year 2000." To have a great consumer experience, he said, "you really require something much faster, something like a fiber connection."

CES 2007: Broadband Converges with Consumer Electronics
By Masha Zager and Kassandra Kania with additional reporting by Robert E. Calem
This year's Consumer Electronics Show was all about connection – connecting devices, services, networks, and people. Broadband content is powering the drive to convergence.


Fiber to the Frozen North
By Mike Nijman, SaskTel
Think snow. Canada's Sastel is experimenting with outside plant designs to find what FTTH parts and materials work best in Saskatchewan's forbidding climate.


This month: The Connected Home - New Networks, applications and Devices help us manage our homes, connect to others and expand our lives.

Building Urban Communities with high-speed networks
By Mike Whaling, InfiniSys Electronic Architects

Streaming New York: Governor Spitzer Orders Webcasts of Public Meetings
By Geoff Daily, Assistant Editor

Broadband Access Empowers Low-Income Families
By Masha Zager, Editor

The Evolution of the Genius Building
By Herb Hauser, Midtown Technologies



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