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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 July 2007 Issue

THIS MONTH

President’s Letter
CEO, Industry Experts Fill Our Summit Agenda
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Plus city leaders, service providers, innovators

Editor’s Note
Catch the Interest-Rate Wave at the Summit
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Does the real estate crisis have you gloomy? What does it mean for the business cases evolving for bringing fiber to the home, especially to new homes? And will it really continue?

Provider Perspective
Small Business Could Be Big Business
By Bryan Rader – Bandwidth Consulting LLC
Private cable operators have the skill sets to compete for the small-business market. Now they need a game plan.

Why We Need More Fiber
A new Nielsen study shows a huge jump in the broadband video audience – 16 percent in six months, up to 81 million.

First Mile
US ranks 11th in FTTH penetration among economically advanced nations, while IPTV drives FTTx market growth in Asia-Pacific and demand for a variety of advanced applications drives fiber in Europe; US lags other industrialized nations in Internet access speeds; Revenues from Internet video to grow strongly in the next few years; Household income still a key factor in broadband adoption; Net neutrality cuts efficiency, with undifferentiated networks requiring significant extra capacity.

Fiber Deployment News
By Masha Zager – BBP Telecom Editor
The gigabit age arrives: Deployers worldwide turn to gigabit speed networks. Special focus on independent telcos; ERF Wireless deploys “fiber plus wireless” in Baja California resort.

COVER STORY

BBP Top 100
Need proof that the broadband world is evolving? Take a look at this year’s listing of the 100 companies most essential to our industry. The companies leading the pack are continuing to innovate and to drive fiber deployments.

In addition to the Top 100, you'll find lists of many other leading companies in the fields of network and subscriber management; test equipment; central-office, outside plant and customer-premises equipment; wireless systems and free-space optics; fiber and fiber cables; and content provision.

MDU/MTU FOCUS

Secrets to Success:
Designing Fiber-Optic Networks for Reliability
By Caitlin Clinard – Connexion Technologies
Building a fiber-to-the-home network right the first time – even if that requires a more costly design – pays off in greater reliability and higher property values.

Fiber to the MDU:
Q&A with David Michlovic of Emerson Network Power
Emerson’s product line manager talks about the learning curve for fiber-to-the-MDU and how Emerson’ NetSpan product line can shorten the curve.

Fiber Optic Cables
High-Performance Fiber Optic Cables Bring High-Bandwidth Communication to the Factory
By David Rizzo – Technical Writer
The ruggedized fiber optic cables made by companies like Optical Cable Corporation stand up to harsh industrial conditions.

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