Broadband Communities

JAN-FEB 2018

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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2 0 | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | w w w. b r o a d b a n d c o m m u n i t i e s . c o m | J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 TABLE OF CONTENTS Visit www.bbcmag. com for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments DEPARTMENTS 18 EDITOR'S NOTE 22 BANDWIDTH HAWK 57 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR 58 MARKETPLACE ADS IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 24 Get the Right People on the Bus / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network Who you hire is the most important business decision you'll make. MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 26 Is Here! / By Valerie M. Sargent and David Coffey, Multifamily Broadband Council A speeder-upper solution for delivering real broadband over twisted-pair copper NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 28 Artificial Intelligence Changes the World / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant This trend will soon affect all aspects of life – including video services. THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 60 Fiber Is on the Rise, Reports Fiber Broadband Association / By Heather Burnett Gold, Fiber Broadband Association Deployments of fiber to the home in North America reached record levels in 2017. SERVICE PROVIDER STRATEGIES 30 Breaking Up Is Easy to Do / By Jaime Fink, Mimosa Networks Living without pay TV isn't as hard as it sounds. All it takes is great internet access. FTTH DEPLOYMENTS 32 Two Electric Co-ops Deliver Fiber / A CoBank Report For electric co-ops, the stakes are high: Building broadband is an expensive, risky move into unfamiliar territory, but failing to build broadband can mean losing customer bases and stranding their electric assets. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 46 Broadband Assistance Drives Job Growth / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities An innovative program in Pennsylvania leveraged stimulus funds to drive broadband deployment, adoption and use. Small and mid-sized businesses flourished. TECHNOLOGY 50 Avoid the Wiring Trap / By Andrew Marshall, Campus Technologies Inc. In-building wiring is essential for the stable internet access all residents demand. Sound strategy and planning can help asset managers, operators and developers avoid the worst wiring pitfalls. BROADBAND APPLICATIONS 54 Health Care Hubs: The Future of Telemedicine and Broadband / By Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation Health care and broadband stakeholders collaborate to improve and expand telemedicine. FEATURES COVER STORY: PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 40 A Busy Year Ahead for Broadband / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities There's much to look forward to in 2018 – more fiber to the home, more deep fiber, more wireless, smarter homes and buildings. New York artist Irving Grunbaum sees a bright future for fiber broadband. ABOUT THE COVER 32

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