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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30 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 FTTH DEPLOYMENT Roles of developer and service provider in the buildout: NAP installed and owns the conduit as well as the in-unit wiring. Hotwire installed and owns the fber to each residential and commercial unit, including in areas designated for phase 2, and the network electronics. Hotwire used only one of multiple sets of conduits; additional conduits, as well as unused strands of Hotwire fber, will be made available to other service providers after the expiration of the bulk contract. Network design and equipment: Hotwire's headend is located centrally in the development and is connected to its backbone fber network (and to other service providers' networks, at customers' request) via Cisco switches. Fiber is home- run from the Alcatel-Lucent optical line terminals in the headend to Alcatel-Lucent optical network terminals in the residential and commercial units without splitters or active electronics in the feld. Ericsson Mediaroom middleware and Cisco HD/HD-DVR set-top boxes (not required for basic video service) power the IPTV video service. Security equipment is from Honeywell. A development-wide Wi-Fi overlay is based on equipment from Ruckus Wireless. Services: Hotwire provides 50 Mbps symmetrical Internet access and basic video service on a bulk basis to each unit. Subscribers may upgrade to 1 Gbps or higher data service and to higher tiers of video service. They may also purchase additional services, such as digital voice, home security and home automation. Amenity services include a cloud-based marketing channel, fre monitoring and Wi-Fi in common areas. Internet access is guaranteed to be open, without any content fltering. Overview of the fber plan for Avalon HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AVALON FTTH DEPLOYMENT BBC_Jan14.indd 30 1/27/14 1:44 PM

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