Broadband Communities

OCT 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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6 | 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 | O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 TABLE OF CONTENTS Visit for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITOR'S NOTE 8 BANDWIDTH HAWK 75 MARKETPLACE ADS 76 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 10 We Were on a Break! / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network Some cord-cutters are reconnecting to pay TV. MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 12 Internet as the Fourth Utility / By Alistair Chatwin, Multifamily Broadband Council Why bulk broadband service makes sense NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 14 Parents' Fears About Screen Usage / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant Parents and children see things differently. CONNECTIVITY MATTERS 16 Working With What's There / By Trevor Jones, OTELCO Sometimes the best option is partnering with the incumbent. BROADBAND POLICY 64 Google Fiber Helps Drive National OTMR Policy / By Sean Buckley The FCC weighed in on the side of fiber overbuilders with its new one- touch-make-ready rule. TELEHEALTH 68 Telehealth and the Digital Divide / By Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation Inadequate broadband in both rural and urban areas prevents telehealth services from reaching those who most need them. 72 Telehealth Initiatives Show Promise / By Jordana Barton, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Telehealth is beginning to prove its worth as a means of delivering better health care at lower cost. Better broadband is needed to make the promise a reality. FEATURES New York artist Irving Grunbaum knows why MDU residents need great broadband. ABOUT THE COVER COVER SECTION: MDU BROADBAND 18 Fiber Broadband Is Pure Gold for MDUs / By Michael Render, RVA LLC 24 MDUs Continue to Outpace Pre-Recession Totals / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities 30 The Way to Smart Apartments: Q&A With Richard Holtz, InfiniSys / By Heather Burnett Gold, HBG Strategies 34 A Tale of Two Signals / By Kevin Morgan, Clearfield 36 Making a Building Fiber- Ready / By Mark Boxer and John George, OFS, Kristi Johnson, Corning, and Larry Johnson, FiberStory 40 Fixed Wireless to the MDU – A Case Study in Detroit / By Marc Hudson and Emily Dabish, Rocket Fiber 44 Wholesale Strategy Succeeds for GRU: Q&A With Frank Latini, Gainesville Regional Utilities / By Heather Burnett Gold, HBG Strategies 48 AT&T Expands Fiber Broadband Options For MDUs / By Gary Bolton, ADTRAN 52 A New Lease on the Good Life / By Chuck Crowder, EPB Fiber Optics 54 What Owners Need From Telecom Contracts / By Mike Coco, Choice Property Resources 58 San Francisco's MDU Ordinance Is a Win-Win- Win / By Dane Jasper, Sonic 60 Broadband Do-It- Yourselfers / By David Daugherty, Clarus Broadband Guest Editor, Heather Burnett Gold

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