Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 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 AY / J U N E 2 0 1 9 TABLE OF CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 82 MARKETPLACE ADS 84 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 For More Wins, Outwork the Competition / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 10 FCC Proposed Expansion Of the OTARD Rule / By Carl Kandutsch, The Kandutsch Law Office and Multifamily Broadband Council NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 12 Teenagers in the Online World / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant CONNECTIVITY MATTERS 14 USDA ReConnect: Expensive Money / By Trevor Jones, OTELCO PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 16 Millennials Love Home Automation: 985 High at The Castle, Columbus, Ohio / By Sean Buckley, Broadband Communities BROADBAND DEPLOYMENTS 24 Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies Deploy FTTH / By Alyson Moore, Corning Optical Communications 26 A Digital Inclusion Blueprint For Public Housing / By Hannah Rank and Christopher Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance 30 Missouri Innovation Center Takes Advantage of Gig Services / By Sean Buckley, Broadband Communities CONFERENCE COVERAGE 34 Fiber Moves Forward: A BBC Staff Report on the 2019 Broadband Communities Summit 46 Fiber Connect: Broadband Communities' Guide to the 2019 Fiber Broadband Association Conference BROADBAND POLICY 60 Community Connectivity Is Threatened / By Kevin Donnelly, National Multifamily Housing Council 64 Border to Border 2.0: Minnesota's Broadband Reboot / By Matt Schmit, University of Minnesota TECHNOLOGY 68 Three Myths of Fiber Cleaning / By Jay Tourigny, MicroCare Corporation 72 Student Housing Technology: Predictions Versus Reality / By Andrew Marshall, Campus Technologies Inc. 74 Decoding the 10G Opportunity / By Sean Buckley, Broadband Communities ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 78 Technology Access For an Equitable Future of Work / By Cat Blake, Next Century Cities BROADBAND APPLICATIONS 80 Educational Technology Assumes Robust Broadband / By Rollie Cole, Sagamore Institute for Policy Research FEATURES COVER STORY 20 Is Fiber at the Tipping Point? By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Medina County, Ohio, is trying a new model for financing and building rural broadband. Visit for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments New York artist Irving Grunbaum sees ‡ber networks landing everywhere. ABOUT THE COVER 16

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