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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 June 2007 Issue
THIS MONTH

President's Letter
How We Selected 2007 Summit Speakers
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
We chose presenters with your needs in mind.

Editor’s Note
The Summit: You Have To Be There!
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Journalists live for the "Aha! moment," the excitement of seeing the facts fall into place, revealing a new pattern. In a fast-moving field like Fiber-to-the-Home, such moments are common.

Provider Perspective
Can you "Name That Noise?"
By Brian Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC
Private Cable Operators, and their customer, may be ready for their own niche channel.

First Mile
More broadband subscribers, faster broadband speeds; Service delivery platform market to reach $3.5 billion in 2010; Revenue opportunity: digital home support services to reach nearly $1 billion by 2011; Video take rates for FTTH services expected to exceed FTTN; Due to Internet video, Web traffic overtakes peer-to-peer; New alliance seeks the “Road to 100G.”

Why We Need More Fiber
It’s video, and a lot more, says Verizon chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg.

Technology
Planning Link-Loss Budgets Using Statistics
By David Kozischek and Marc Bolick, Corning Cable Systems
Designing a fiber network? As new technical personnel enter the passive optical network field, one of the most confusing issues is the matter of calculating signal losses. Designers must “budget” for signal losses. The light signal is attenuated by connectors, splitters, and the fiber optic cable itself – the links in a chain that brings data from a point of presence to the customer.

COVER STORY

Fort Wayne Conference
Ultra-Bandwidth and Reliability That Only Fiber Can Give
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
At our Killer App conference in Fort Wayne this May, collaboration took on new meaning and an entirely new level of complexity. It is not enough to add bandwidth, conferees said. You must also prepare for network reliability and connectivity on an entirely new scale.

MDU/MTU FOCUS

Beyond DOCSIS:
Providing High-Quality Cable Services in MDUs
By David Daugherty, Korcett Holdings
Hybrid fiber coax networks aren’t naturally suited to high-density, high-turnover properties like student housing. Service platforms like the Korcett help providers provision and manage HFC-based Internet services in these properties.

IPTV Primer
What Developers and Home Builders Need to Know About IPTV
By Michael L. Glaser, Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, P.C.
All IPTV is digital. But not all digital TV is IP. Its interactivity makes its regulation and its potential far different.

Funding Open Access at Mälarenergi Stadsnät
By Gordon Cook – The COOK Report on Internet
A 2006 interview with Robert Kjellberg, now at OpenNet, describes how local residents were persuaded to help fund the utility-based PacketFront-built fiber network that serves them – before service started.

Secrets to Success:
The Country’s Premier Fiber-Optic Amenity Company Shares All
By Caitlin Clinard, Connexion Technologies
Connexion Technologies, headquartered in North Carolina, is taking the real estate industry by storm. In just five short years, this fiber-optic innovator has become a national leader in Fiber to the Home (HTTH) deployment, second only to Verizon. How does this privately held company compete and excel in this cutting-edge industry? This article is the first of a series.

Special Section
Broadband Properties Summit


KILLER APP MAGAZINE

IN THIS ISSUE

Watching The Internet Channel
By Masha Zager, Editor
TVTonic makes it easier for viewers to find and watch the best of Internet video.

Has Video Calling Finally Arrived?
By Robert Rosenberg, The Insight Research Corporation
AT&T launched a commercial videophone service in 1970. It didn’t catch on. Will today’s videophone service fare any better?

HomeMovie.com Goes In-Network
By Geoff Daily, Assistant Editor
An application provider begins marketing to network operators, expanding on its original strategy of direct-to-consumer marketing.

In Demand: Video On Demand
A Killer App Staff Report
Scheduled television programs? That’s so 20 th century.

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Independent Telcos
Planters Telephone Deploys Home-Run Rural Fiber
By Masha Zager, Telecom Editor
Savannah’s economic growth presents an opportunity for the local telephone cooperative to build a next generation network. One twist: Home-run fiber in rural areas.

Independent Telco Deployments This Month
Chibardun Telephone Cooperative; Consolidated Communications; Falcon Broadband; Graceba Total Communications; Momentum; Taylor Telephone Cooperative; Triangle Telephone Cooperative and Yadkin Valley Telecom. Contractors include Alcatel-Lucent, Occam Networks, Hitachi Telecom and Zhone Technologies.

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