Broadband Communities

NOV-DEC 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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6 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | www.broadbandcommunities.com | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITOR'S NOTE 8 BANDWIDTH HAWK 106 MARKETPLACE ADS 107 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE COMMUNITY BROADBAND 16 Rio Blanco County Stays Relevant With Broadband / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 28 The Benefits of Fiber For Two Rural Communities 30 MDUs Are the New Office Buildings / By Michael Slovin, XFINITY Communities 32 Leveraging Broadband for Economic Development / A BBC Staff Report 71 Broadband: The Key Ingredient for Rural Economic Development / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities 2017 BUYERS GUIDE 74 Buying for Ultra-Broadband Builds and Services INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 86 Salvaging Google Fiber's Achievements / By Benoît Felten, Diffraction Analysis 90 Internet Choice in Apartment Buildings / By Carl Kandutsch, Kandutsch Law Office BROADBAND ADOPTION 96 Bridging the Digital Divide / By Michael Liimatta, Digital Inclusion Consultant TECHNOLOGY 100 DIY Fiber Estimating / By Jason Longenecker, New Light Technologies 104 Using Network Data to Improve Services / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities FEATURES PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 10 They Don't Care About Your Numbers! / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC It's not helpful to tell residents experiencing poor internet service that the network is fine. MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 12 Is Cell Phone Coverage a Disconnect for Residents? / By Valerie M. Sargent, Multifamily Broadband Council There are several remedies for poor cellphone signals, but no silver bullet. NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 14 Cable Nostalgia / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant New technologies paradoxically give new life to old TV shows. THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 108 Fiber to Meet Growing Traffic Needs / By Heather Burnett Gold, FT TH Council Americas FTTH deployment is accelerating in North America. Tier-1 telcos account for only half the growth. COVER STORY 20 Economic Development Is the Killer App For Local Fiber Networks / By Jim Baller, Joanne Hovis and Ashley Stelfox, Coalition for Local Internet Choice, and Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Communities are taking proactive steps to ensure that their communities are equipped with next-generation internet infrastructure. Their economic livelihood depends on it. 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME PRIMER 39 What Fiber Broadband Can Do for Your Community / By the Editors of Broadband Communities This nontechnical publication, newly updated for 2016, is a proven tool for building community support for broadband. A Fiber-To-The-Home Primer from the Editors of 12th Edition • Fall 2016 bandwidth • reliability • economic development • future-proofing sustainability • affordability • symmetry • standards-based • security What Fiber broadband Can do For Your CommunitY 90

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