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4 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | MARCH/APRIL 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 74 MARKETPLACE ADS 75 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE FTTH DEPLOYMENTS 24 Gigabit From The Ground Up / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Metro Development Group is creating a brand-new, high-tech community in Florida's Pasco County. 28 Gigabit Fiber Boosts Business In Rural City / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Henderson, Tenn., is discovering the benefits of ultra-high-speed broadband. TECHNOLOGY 34 Increasing Fiber Capacity Without Construction / By Tom Warren, Clearfield Inc. By using more wavelengths on each optical fiber, service providers can add bandwidth – and revenues – without adding new fibers. 38 Old-Fashioned Thrift / By Dan Grossman, NetAccess Futures Memo to community broadband folks: Mind your money! 44 Mapping and Efficient Outage Response / By Rachel Harrison, Mapcom Systems A good digital mapping system is a necessity for responding to network outages. 46 Constraints In Broadband Networks / By David Daugherty and Marty Wold, Korcett Holdings Inc. Networks in dense housing should be designed and operated to avoid constraining users. 50 Reduce Access Friction In Student Housing / By Andrew Marshall, Campus Technologies Inc. Student residents want broadband to "just work." INDUSTRY NEWS 68 Google Fiber Huntsville Deal Could Remake the Broadband Market / By Blair Levin, Brookings Institution Google Fiber agrees to provide FTTH services over a municipal fiber network. 70 A New Trade Association For Multifamily Technology The new MBC is a response to the changing world of multifamily broadband. RURAL BROADBAND 72 Unleashing Creativity / By Frank Odasz, Lone Eagle Consulting, Rural Telecom Congress Fueling the fires of rural broadband innovation can change the world for the good. FEATURES PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 The Amenities Arms Race / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC New multifamily communities have amenities worthy of five- star hotels. PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 10 Old Buildings, New Technology: Coronado Place and Towers, St. Louis, Mo. / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities Charter Communications built a reliable, high-bandwidth network over coax of proven quality. 18 Revitalizing a Landmark: The Carlisle Building, Chillicothe, Ohio / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities This building's makeover as housing and office space for the Adena Health System included fiber broadband and managed Wi-Fi. THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 76 Exploring the Gray Areas / By Heather Burnett Gold, FT TH Council Americas Public versus private isn't a black-and-white choice for broadband. The gray areas are fertile ground for creative partnerships. 10 HOT PRODUCTS 52 BroadBand Communities' 15th Annual List of Leading Broadband Technologies and Services The latest offerings from top broadband hardware and software suppliers, distributors and service providers.