Broadband Communities

JAN-FEB 2015

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 | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS COVER STORY – INDUSTRY ANALYSIS DEPARTMENTS 28 EDITOR'S NOTE 32 BANDWIDTH HAWK 66 MARKETPLACE ADS 67 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE 44 2015: A Good Year for Fiber to the Home / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Industry experts are bullish about FTTH deployments for the coming year. Look for new market entrants and new technologies. FIBER DEPLOYMENTS 36 Small-Town Telco Thinks Big / Q&A With Ralph Cunha and Dennis Johnson, Endeavor Communications A telephone cooperative in Indiana provides a range of innovative services over fiber. 40 Middle-Mile Fiber Supports Business / Q&A With Alan Davis, CapeNet CapeNet, which operates the OpenCape network in southeastern Massachusetts, has expanded on the original BTOP plan. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 48 Gigabits Across Connecticut / By Bill Vallée, Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel The Connecticut state government is spearheading a public-private project to improve the business climate by helping municipalities improve their broadband options. BROADBAND APPS 54 ISPs Can Prosper With Data Centers / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities By building or contracting with data centers, providers can offer lucrative cloud services to both business and residential customers. INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 60 Sell Services, Not Speed / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities A new survey suggests ways for service providers to market gigabit speeds to their customers. TECHNOLOGY 62 Comparing Cable and Fiber Networks / By Andrew Afflerbach, Matthew DeHaven, Marc Schulhof and Eric Wirth, CTC Technology & Energy Fiber networks are capable of sustained, symmetrical 100 Mbps service that cable networks cannot match. FEATURES twitter.com/bbcmag Visit www.bbcmag.com for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments New York artist Irving Grunbaum foresees a banner year for fber to the home. ABOUT THE COVER PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 34 Customer Service From a Kiosk? / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC Why staying in touch with customers can be a good idea. THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 68 The Future Belongs to Fiber / By Heather Burnett Gold, FT TH Council Americas Taking advantage of all the smart-home gadgets shown at CES 2015 will require FTTH connections. 36

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