Broadband Communities

SEP 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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4 | 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 | A U G U S T / S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 TABLE OF CONTENTS Visit for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 66 MARKETPLACE ADS 68 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 10 Ordering Pizza by Remote / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network Visions of the future keep changing. Are you ready for today's future? MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 12 New Wireless Amenities / By Robert Grosz, Multifamily Broadband Council and Boingo Wireless Wireless technology is evolving, and so are business models. NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 14 Video and Violence / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant New research on a hot- button subject CONNECTIVITY MATTERS 16 Benefits and Challenges of Regional Broadband / By Trevor Jones, OTELCO Rural communities struggling to connect to the internet can gain by working together. BROADBAND POLICY 54 Proving a Negative / By Jonathan Chambers, Conexon How can an applicant for the new RUS funding prove an area is unserved? TECHNOLOGY 58 3-GIS Helps Enable Huntsville Build / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities Huntsville Utilities uses mapping software to track its fiber assets. BROADBAND APPLICATIONS 60 Smart Security in Multifamily Buildings / By Mike Moran, Ooma Property owners gain by including smart home security offerings as standard features. 62 Smarter, Safer Cities Need Fiber / By Diane Bloemker, Arch Fiber Networks Key to the success of any smart-city initiative is a robust fiber backbone. FEATURES Fiber opens doors for job seekers, says New York artist Irving Grunbaum. ABOUT THE COVER COVER SECTION: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 22 Ontario Is Investing For the 21st Century / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities This fast-growing city in California's Inland Empire leverages its growth with an ambitious fiber network. 28 Predicting Broadband Effects A new type of statistical model helps cities estimate broadband's effects on their economic well- being. 32 Impact of CAF II– Funded Networks / By Bill Coleman, Community Technology Advisors CAF funding is insufficient to support rural economic development. 42 Closing the Digital Divide in Indiana / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Small providers band together to boost regional economies. 46 Prosperity and Broadband Access / By Mario Blandini, DASAN Zhone Solutions Only fiber to the premises can support the new knowledge economy. 48 Topics in Economic Development A roundup of recent research on broadband and economic issues

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