Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 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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4 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | MAY/JUNE 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FTTH DEPLOYMENTS 14 MDG and Bright House Networks Build ULTRAFi Communities / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities WIRELESS DEPLOYMENTS 18 A Great Reception for London's Super Skyscraper / By Moti Shalev, Axell Wireless 22 Minneapolis Mart Gets a Wireless Makeover / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities COMMUNITY BROADBAND 42 Planning for the Best Case / By Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation 2014 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 46 Open for Business in the Global Economy / By Anthony Wilhelm, NTIA 50 Let's Gigafy America / A BBC Staff Report TECHNOLOGY 60 Next Steps in Cable Broadband Evolution / By John Richard "Ric" Johnsen, CommScope Inc. 64 Making Broadband Transparent / By Brian Larson, Clearfield Inc. 68 The Unique Test Challenges of PON Deployment: Part 2 / By Michael Scholten, AFL 71 Measuring Broadband Usage / By Mark Momerak, NISC BROADBAND APPS 73 Consumer Experience in Connected Homes / By Alan Messer, Clarke Stevens and Wouter van der Beek, UPnP Forum SPECIAL SECTION DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 75 MARKETPLACE ADS 76 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 Don't Sleep on Your Speed Number / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC However imperfect a metric, broadband speed is what customers know and care about. PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 10 The Brookwood, Atlanta: 'Fastest Condo in the Community' / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities The condo association at this upscale building installed its own high-speed, low-cost network. 25 FTTH CONFERENCE AND EXPO Broadband Communities' guide to the show, held by the FTTH Council from September 23 to 25 in Fort Lauderdale. The section includes an agenda, a map of the exhibit floor and information about featured exhibitors. FEATURES Visit for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments New York artist Irving Grunbaum envisions the Gigabit Vision. 14 50 ABOUT THE COVER BBC_May14.indd 4 5/29/14 10:08 AM

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