Broadband Communities

OCT 2016

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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14 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | OCTOBER 2016 T he 2016 MDU Top 100 list celebrates companies that serve the MDU market as technology partners. is list is technology neutral, unlike the FTTH Top 100 list that Broad B and Communities publishes each July. It takes into account a wide variety of strategies – including, but not limited to, fiber to the unit – for property owners to provide broadband and other technology amenities to multifamily communities. e list focuses on technologies that owners use to make properties attractive to residents rather than technologies they use to operate their buildings efficiently. Companies on the list do one or more of the following: • Sell video, internet, telephone, managed Wi-Fi 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 • Offer expertise to property owners or MDU service providers about the legal, financial 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-office software or services for subscriber management, customer care, billing and related functions • Offer solutions for MDU technology amenities beyond the triple play. Some of these companies 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, Broad B and Communities relied on a panel of industry experts. Because experts don't always agree and because changes were taking place in the industry as this feature was Owners of multiple-dwelling-unit properties rely on these providers for technology amenities. A BBC Staff Report — 2016 — M D U T e c h n o l o g y P r o v i d e r s To nominate your company or a technology partner for the 2017 Top 100 MDU Technology Providers list, send an email to masha@bbcmag.com.

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