Broadband Communities

AUG-SEP 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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4 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS New York artist Irving Grunbaum is feeling community- spirited. ABOUT THE COVER COVER STORY DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 74 MARKETPLACE ADS 75 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE 14 Census of Community Fiber Networks Rises to 165 / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities BroadBand Communities ' annual list of community networks finds a 15 percent increase over last year. More fiber networks are being planned. COMMUNITY BROADBAND 27 Charlotte's Google Fiber Web / By Marianne Cotter, Broadband Communities 32 A Fiber to Every Premises / By Bill Vallée, Connecticut State Broadband Office 36 A Rural Community Thinks Big / By Andrew M. Cohill, Design Nine Inc. and Matt Rowe, Charles City County 39 SandyNet Launches FTTH Services / By Christopher Mitchell and Hannah Trostle , Institute for Local Self-Reliance 43 Show Me the Money / By Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation 46 Tapping Hidden Sources of Broadband Funding / By Misty Stine and Joel Mulder, EX2 Technology LLC 48 A Broadband Policy Agenda From Next Century Cities 52 Key Issues in Public-Private Partnerships / By Blair Levin and Denise Linn , Gig.U COMMUNITY BROADBAND SPOTLIGHT 58 Companies Whose Offerings Support Fiber for the New Economy FIBER DEPLOYMENT 62 Texas Agency Saves With Fiber LAN / By Ryland Marek, 3M Communication Markets Division TECHNOLOGY 64 Powered Fiber Cable Adds Value to FTTH Networks / By Ryan Chappell, TE Connectivity 67 Supercharge ROI With GIS / By Tom Brooks, Mapcom Systems FTTH CONFERENCE COVERAGE 70 Cheaper Fiber Deployments – And More of Them / By Steven S. Ross , Broadband Communities FEATURES PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 It's Hard to Be Easy / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC Customer friendliness is in the eye of the customer. Make sure your customers like what they see. PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 10 The Gigabit Life: San Travesia, Scottsdale, Ariz. / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Developer Mark-Taylor wanted these apartments to have the best of everything, including Internet access. That's why San Travesia became one of the first Cox G1GABLAST communities. THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 76 Making Broadband Work / By Heather Burnett Gold, FT TH Council Americas The federal government can do more to increase broadband investment and adoption. 10 39

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