Broadband Communities

JAN-FEB 2014

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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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 | | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 29 startups has focked to the area, giving it the nickname "Silicon Prairie." Google Fiber's recent announcement in Austin, Texas, was quickly followed by AT&T's announcement of its own "GigaPower" FTTP program. David Belle Isle, mayor of Alpharetta, remarks, "Avalon is a game-changer. Nowhere else in Georgia can you get gigabit service to your home, and nowhere else but Alpharetta can a business take advantage of this cost- efective way to future-proof operations." From NAP's perspective, numerous studies have shown that incorporating advanced fber optic infrastructure into a development can increase property values. All these considerations were built into the Avalon vision of a fberhood, conceived as a successful, sustainable, mixed-use community that brings exceptional value to residents, the community and NAP's investors. To achieve the Avalon vision, NAP development managers Michael Davis and Will Casaday assembled an experienced team, including the authors of this article, to help outline the technology plan and the steps needed to implement it. DESIGNING THE NETWORK NAP asked the network planners to design a custom-built infrastructure throughout Avalon, including an open, scalable, future-proof platform capable of delivering an unprecedented level Learn more at the Summit about the MDU resurgence that's fueling a boom in fber to the home. BBC_Jan14.indd 29 1/29/14 10:25 AM

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