Broadband Communities

NOV-DEC 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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N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | 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 | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | 1 3 MDU ordinance and the FCC Notice of Inquiry regarding possible barriers to entry for competition in the MDU space. (MBC saw no issues with current FCC regulations and refiled its ordinance petition to the FCC as a response to this matter because of the overlap in issues.) MBC and its members are focused on their customers, real estate owners, so the organization sprang into action when, in our view, San Francisco essentially took property rights from owners. MBC believes owners should have the power to make decisions concerning their communities. MBC was concerned about legal action that might result from disagreements about "reasonable compensation" or possible right-of- entry agreement violations, along with the potential absence of competitive alternatives for low-income housing. NMHC OPTECH is a great place to explore ideas about technology in multifamily housing. Its education program provides insights into trends, market conditions, legal needs and the latest in technology deployment. Categories cover marketing, operations, sustainability, technology and telecom. BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT: PROVIDERS AND DEVELOPERS MBC enjoys a longstanding relationship with Broad B and Communities and is proud to be an annual co-host at the Broad B and Communities Summit. is is an especially beneficial event for multifamily owners/developers and the service providers that partner with them, especially companies focused on new development and repositioning. Broad B and Communities has championed independent broadband providers for years, recognizing how important their services are to the overall competitive landscape. e Summit provides a broad range of education in its multifamily track, from fiber-to-the-home certification to monetizing networks and presents multiple case studies that show actual broadband/fiber plans in action. For service providers working in the MDU space, this is valuable in understanding what is most important to property owners. Owners also get dedicated roundtable time to cover their specific legal questions. In addition to the multifamily track, the Summit includes an economic development track that focuses on the broadband initiatives of municipalities and other communities. e rural broadband track covers issues such as the costs and challenges involved in bringing broadband to rural America. is topic should interest WISPA members, and more WISPs should attend this event to learn about additional opportunities to expand their businesses. Plan to join us in Austin, Texas, next April. e Broad B and Communities Summit will be held April 8–11, 2019, at the Renaissance Hotel – Austin. MBC invites any multifamily owners who have never experienced the Broad B and Communities Summit to attend as its guests. ere is also a special MBC rate for service provider attendees. Please use the email address below to receive more information. BE LIKE NIKE – JUST DO IT! As you see, there is no shortage of education available to support your business. is is good news for service providers and owners who want well-rounded approaches to providing the best possible broadband options for residents. e author Franklin Gillette said, "Allow opportunities so they won't become missed opportunities." Be sure to put these events into your business plans for 2019 so you don't miss these fantastic opportunities to learn, network and expand your business. v Valerie M. Sargent is a multifamily speaker, trainer and executive consultant, and she serves as executive director of the Multifamily Broadband Council. Contact her at vsargent@mfbroadband. org or 949-274-3434. For more information, visit or CUBE ™ Indoor Cabinets CUBE ID Series cabinets feature power, equipment and optional battery compartments with up to 36RU front and rear mounting space for 23" rackmount equipment and DAS electronics Flexible FTTX Solutions for Fast Deployment Charles Fiber Distribution Points Superior environmental protection, more supported ber types, and best overall value in above-grade ber pedestals CFIT-Flex Universal Enclosures Ideal for MDU applications, with ber bulkhead providing up to to 72 preconnectorized drops

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