Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 2014

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

Issue link: http://bbcmag.epubxp.com/i/325023

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 33 of 86

MAY/JUNE 2014 | www.broadbandcommunities.com | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 27 Helping communities go from gigabit envy to gigabit deployed has been a central mission of the Fiber to the Home Council for more than a year, beginning with the release of our online community toolkit and conference last summer in Kansas City and regional events in Austin and Lafayette earlier this year. We're proud to work with companies like Google Fiber in this efort. Building on the work of the Fiber to the Home Council, Gig.U, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and other industry experts, Google Fiber recently announced a project to compile best practices into a practical, actionable roadmap that makes getting bigger bandwidth easier, faster and less disruptive. It has released a checklist for cities to use based on some of the work produced by the Council and others. Fiber is on fre, and this year's annual FTTH Conference & Expo, held from June 23 – 25 in Fort Lauderdale, will show why. Join keynote speakers Guru Pai, senior vice president and chief production ofcer of Verizon, and James Feger, vice president for network strategy and development of CenturyLink, to learn how leadership strategizes for future trends in FTTH. Hear from Gigi Sohn, special counsel for external afairs for FCC Chairman Tomas Wheeler, and Jonathan Chambers, chief of the Ofce of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, FCC, how fber fts into federal plans for the digital future. Come hear about the companies and people who make the news and keep the fre burning for fber to the home. v Heather Burnett Gold is president of the FTTH Council Americas, a nonproft association of organizations that deliver services over FTTH networks, companies that manufacture FTTH products and others involved in planning and building FTTH networks. She can be reached at heather.b.gold@ftthcouncil.org. Though the vast majority of all-fber deployments are private, communities need to be able to get this infrastructure where the private sector is unable to deploy. BBC_May14.indd 27 5/29/14 9:16 AM

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Broadband Communities - MAY-JUN 2014