Get the Most Out of Our April ’08 Summit
By Scott DeGarmo, President & CEO
Some tips for getting an edge, being productive, dining well.
Wall Street Starts to Catch Up with Fiber’s Reality
By Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
This month’s cover story makes clear that fiber-to-the-home is not going away. The future of North American telecommunications, as was already certain for Asia, will be in optical fiber.
Construct a Better Plan from the Start
By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC
Construction is an afterthought for operators, who consider it a necessary evil. But the construction process is an opportunity to start the client relationship off on the right foot.
The First Mile
Broadband Market Remains Strong Worldwide; DSL Giving Way to Fiber
IPTV deployments nearly tripled in the last year – and that’s only one of several factors making today’s broadband infrastructure obsolete, analysts say.
Why We Need More Fiber
Web Video Unleashed
As the video techies promised, MPEG-4 is following the same path as MPEG-2 – starting with better algorithms for greater compression, and faster chips that take advantage of the new math. Result: Higher quality for Web video and IPTV in general, and far more Web video traffic.
Fiber Deployment Roundup
The Beauty of Symmetry
By Masha Zager, Broadband Properties
Symmetry is the theme of this month’s fiber deployment report. Verizon introduced its first symmetrical access plan this month; Clarksville Department of Energy is providing only symmetrical access.
Over 2 Million Connections!
FTTH Customer Total Doubles Again
Steven S. Ross, Editor-in-Chief
Another year, another massive increase for FTTH in North America, says Mike Render. Perhaps more amazing: Almost 10 million homes passed.
Planning Is the Key to Success for Community Fiber Projects
By James Goldman Purdue University, Brent Engle InfoComm Systems, and Stephen Mayo Inteleconnect
Bringing advanced telecom services to an entire community is a complex undertaking. Planners should make sure they ask and answer the right questions, in the right order.