Broadband Communities

JUL 2015

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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56 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2015 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST communications solutions. In 2014, it operated in 10 states (New York to Florida, plus Texas) and has recently signed deals in several more. Hotwire ofers gigabit connectivity to deliver ultra-high-speed Internet, along with IPTV, VoIP and advanced home security products. It provides services to private residential communities, condominiums, hotels, multitenant commercial buildings, student housing and senior living facilities. Hotwire's business services include Metro Ethernet, data backup, co-location, redundant wireless, hosted PBX, videoconferencing and more. Te company has ofered its Fision FTTP service since 2005 over an all fber optic network with a dedicated connection to each door. InfniSys Electronic Architects 386-236-1500 Key Products: Telecommunications/broadband network design for multifamily, student housing, mixed-use and hospitality buildings; amenity selection and engineering; contract negotiation and project management; managed wireless and DAS engineering, design and project management Summary: Developers and property owners that want to diferentiate their communities by leveraging broadband technology call on InfniSys Electronic Architects for customized, next-generation solutions. It works with electronics manufacturers, software developers, infrastructure manufacturers and service providers to create new products and service oferings for the multifamily and hospitality markets. As an independent technology adviser, InfniSys Electronic Architects creates comprehensive, standards-based amenity solutions – including entertainment, access control, video surveillance, digital signage and messaging, energy management and leisure space control systems – for new and existing apartments, condominiums, student housing, hotels, mixed-use developments and master-planned communities. Te frm represents developers and property owners in negotiations with service providers and low-voltage contractors and oversees projects for fnancial stakeholders. InfniSys Electronic Architects uses a proprietary Web-based software system to streamline the RFP and service-provider selection process. Te company is based in Daytona Beach, Fla. Institute for Local Self-Reliance 612-276-3456 Key Products: Broadband policy research and municipal broadband advocacy Summary: Since 1974, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has championed local self-reliance based on human- scaled institutions and widely distributed ownership. Te nonproft organization, which has ofces in Minnesota and Washington, D.C., conducts research, advocacy and education that support local control of energy, recycling, fnancing, broadband and other initiatives. ILSR explicitly challenges the view that localism and regionalism represent a misguided desire to turn back time; rather, it promotes the intelligent use of advanced technology to achieve locally determined goals. Its Community Broadband Networks Initiative, directed by Christopher Mitchell, is one of the most important sources of information and analysis about municipal fber-to-the-home projects in the United States. ILSR's publications, including its blog and its weekly podcast, have been instrumental in showing communities that controlling their broadband destinies is feasible and has the potential to improve local economies and quality of life. Inteleconnect Inc. 734-944-6694 Key Products: Consultation and situation analysis for developers, property management companies, educational institutions, businesses and municipalities Summary: Founded in 1998, Inteleconnect develops telecommunications strategies for municipalities, college and university campuses, mixed-use developments and small, medium and large businesses. Te company negotiates service contracts and designs and manages service provider–neutral networks (duct and handhole systems, fber plant and TEST AND MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT COMPANY NAME WEB ADDRESS Alcatel-Lucent AFL Anritsu Company Corning Optical Communications EXFO Fiber Instrument Sales Fluke Networks GAO Tek IneoQuest JDSU Spirent Communications Tektronix Trilithic VeEX

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