Broadband Communities

MAR-APR 2019

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 | M A R C H / A P R I L 2 0 1 9 TABLE OF CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 70 MARKETPLACE ADS 72 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 Stay Tuned for Smart Home Updates / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network How to make decisions about this new technology MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 10 Technology and Senior Housing / By Matthew Matlack, Ruckus Networks Keeping up with boomers' technology needs is crucial. NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 12 The Digital Experience Of the Future / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant A forward look at live sports streaming CONNECTIVITY MATTERS 14 One Size Does Not Fit All / By Trevor Jones, OTELCO Three approaches to community networks PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 16 Making Mobile Service an Amenity: Fourth and Madison, Seattle, Washington / By Sean Buckley, Broadband Communities FTTH DEPLOYMENTS 24 Cruzio Launches FTTH in Santa Cruz / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Though its planned partnership with the city didn't materialize, Cruzio has an ambitious plan to deliver high- speed broadband throughout Santa Cruz County. 28 Mahaska Communication Group Lights Iowa Towns / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Frustrated with its connectivity options, a manufacturer built its own fiber connection. Now, it's changing lives throughout a rural Iowa county. HOT PRODUCTS 34 Broadband Communities' 18th Annual List of Leading Broadband Technologies and Services The latest offerings from top broadband hardware and software suppliers, distributors and service providers. BROADBAND POLICY 50 Why Broadband Should Be a Utility / By Susan Crawford, Harvard Law School Delivering great broadband to everyone requires a new way of thinking. 52 Thinking Creatively About Broadband Infrastructure / By Tom Sloan To encourage new, local broadband providers, consider easing the regulatory burdens that make starting a broadband venture costly. INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 54 Q&A with Geoff Burke, Chief Marketing Officer, Broadband Forum Broadband at the Crossroads An industry veteran takes a holistic look at the impacts of new broadband technologies. COMMUNITY BROADBAND 58 Finding Middle-Mile Connections / By Offir Schwartz, Capcon Networks The biggest challenge municipal networks face may be connecting to the public internet. BROADBAND APPLICATIONS 62 Telehealth and Community Broadband Take on Substance Abuse / By Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation Telehealth is one of the best ways – and sometimes the only practical way – to deliver support to recovering addicts. 66 Broadband for Rural Businesses / By Sean Buckley, Broadband Communities Rural providers are taking aim at rural businesses with fiber and DOCSIS 3.1–based broadband services. FEATURES COVER STORY 44 Q&A With Jannine Miller, Senior Advisor for Rural Infrastructure, USDA USDA Supports Rural Broadband The Department of Agriculture experiments with new ways to drive rural broadband deployment.

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