Broadband Communities

JAN-FEB 2017

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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Education is our mission at Broadband Communities, and now we are offering a new way to carry it out – a service focused on fiber-to-the-home. Our editors and experts will visit your community or organization to help you learn about … INNOVATIVE PATHWAYS toward paying for the network you need. NEW OPPORTUNITIES for public-private partnerships. NEW WAYS to phase and bootstrap a project with current cash flow … sweat equity … and savings on a municipality's existing communications costs. VENDOR FINANCING that is often available in the form of delayed payments … just-in-time inventories … and equipment leasing. Courses can include use of any or all of our unique tools: • MSO, ILEC or Muni Financial Calculator • MDU/PCO Calculator • Rural Calculator • Monthly Revenue Calculator • 18-Month Operations Cash Flow Calculator Aha! On Fiber-to-the-Home Financing and Operations CUSTOMIZED Courses at Your Site HOW IT WORKS. We customize our on-site courses to suit your needs. WHO CAN BENEFIT? Everyone interested in or already building a broadband network. THE NEED. Our custom courses are a convenient, low-cost way to bring people up to speed on the latest technologies, what they cost, and what they can provide. Take the first step toward your community's fiber future … BBC experts can customize a program that will meet your needs. And it's surprisingly affordable – as little as $2000 plus expenses. Barbara DeGarmo, CEO Broadband Communities Magazine 281-342-9655 classes@bbcmag.com www.bbcmag.com Our sessions will give you such important information as: • How FTTH has MUCH higher revenue potential than copper • How you can get to positive cash flow as fast as possible Let us come to your site for daylong or two-day intensive lessons. We'll start with whatever tools you need, and teach you how to use them. We'll also talk about what has worked, what hasn't, and where projects similar to yours have succeeded or gone bad. Our classes include custom exercises drawn from your situation, to give you hands-on experience in both the spreadsheet math and the thought processes involved. You'll get beyond some old misleading rules of thumb and gain a solid understanding of how FTTH is different.

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