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4 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | MARCH/APRIL 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS COVER STORY – INDUSTRY ANALYSIS DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 95 MARKETPLACE ADS 96 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 Studying the Game / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC The student-housing market is growing rapidly and offers great opportunities for private cable operators. METRICS 10 Network Speed Versus Network Management / By David Daugherty, Korcett Holdings Inc. It's no longer one or the other – Internet service providers need better management and more speed. WHY WE NEED MORE FIBER 12 Learning Surgery Online / By Joan Engebretson, Broadband Communities Medical students will soon be able to hone their surgical skills in virtual reality. 18 Broadband 2020: Achieving Ubiquity / By Rouzbeh Yassini, University of New Hampshire Broadband Center of Excellence A wide-ranging vision of broadband's role in the transformation from an industrial economy to the networked world. FEATURES FTTH DEPLOYMENTS 14 Babcock Ranch: A Smart, Connected and Integrated Greenfield Community / By Tom Hoban, Kitson & Partners and John Honker, Magellan Advisors INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 22 Why FTTH Customers Are Satisfied / By Benoît Felten, Diffraction Analysis COMMUNITY BROADBAND 24 How Cedar Falls Got Its Gigabit / By Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation 26 Q&A With Dan Holt, Wake Forest Fiber Optic Initiative ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 28 Digitizing Alaska / By Frank Odasz, Lone Eagle Consulting 32 Broadband Utilization Programs Can Yield Impressive ROI / By Michael Curri, Strategic Networks Group 61 Wholesale Economic Development: FTTH and Fertile Ground / By Rollie Cole, Fertile Ground for Startups, Small Firms and Nonprofits BROADBAND POLICY 76 FCC to Fund 'Race to the Top' Experiments / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities 80 Why Rural Areas Need Broadband / By Hilda Gay Legg, Legg Strategies and Elizabeth Crocker, Foundation for Rural Service TECHNOLOGY 82 Building an Ecosystem for Content Delivery / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities 84 The Unique Test Challenges of PON Deployment / By Michael Scholten, AFL 89 Understanding Broadband Performance Factors / By Andrew Afflerbach and Tom Asp, CTC Technology & Energy BROADBAND APPS 92 Public Safety Transitions to FirstNet / By Bill Vallée, State of Connecticut twitter.com/bbcmag facebook.com/bbcmag Visit www.bbcmag.com for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments ABOUT THE COVER: The networked world as envisioned by New York artist Irving Grunbaum 14 SPECIAL INSERT 37 iHomes & Buildings, the ofcial magazine of the Continental Automated Buildings Association, has up-to-date research and information on trends and products in the home and building automation industry. HOT PRODUCTS 64 BroadBand Communities' 13th Annual List of Leading Broadband Technologies and Services Learn about this year's latest and greatest broadband products … and then see them at the BBC Summit. BBC_Mar14.indd 4 3/14/14 9:33 PM