Broadband Communities

OCT 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.

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30 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | OCTOBER 2014 S ince 2012, BroadBand Communities has presented a Top 100 list dedicated specifcally to companies that serve the MDU market. Tis list is more technology neutral than the FTTH Top 100 list that BroadBand Communities publishes each July. A property owner whose most urgent priority is to improve indoor cellular coverage, get satellite dishes of balconies or add more high-defnition stations to a community's channel lineup can fnd resources here. Te list does not address all possible applications of technology in multifamily housing. It focuses on technologies used to make properties more attractive to residents. Included are companies that do one or more of the following: • Sell video, Internet, telephone and related services to residents of multifamily properties, either individually or in bulk, through agreements with property owners • Design, build or manage broadband networks in multifamily properties under contract to property owners or service providers • Ofer expertise to property owners or service providers about the legal, fnancial and marketing aspects of delivering broadband • Provide equipment for wired broadband networks in MDUs • Provide equipment for video headends and video distribution in MDUs • Provide equipment for wireless broadband (either cellular or Wi-Fi) in MDUs • Provide back-ofce software or services for subscriber management, customer care, billing and related functions • Ofer solutions for MDU technology amenities beyond the triple play. Some sell products and services directly to property owners, and others sell products and services to their providers, such as private cable operators. However, whether property owners deal directly or indirectly with these companies, they all provide solutions that property owners should be aware of. CRITERIA AND SELECTION PROCESS To select the Top 100 MDU technology providers, BroadBand Communities relied on a panel of industry experts that included both property owners and their advisers. Because experts don't always agree and because changes MDU property owners rely these outstanding providers on to provide technology amenities to their residents. A BBC Staf Report — 2014 — M D U T e c h n o l o g y P r o v i d e r s It takes an ecosystem to deliver technology amenities in multifamily housing – from service providers to equipment vendors to engineering frms.

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