Broadband Communities

MAR-APR 2015

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 | | MARCH/APRIL 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS Visit for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments COVER STORY – INDUSTRY ANALYSIS DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 86 MARKETPLACE ADS 87 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE 18 Deployment Strategies for FTTH Networks / By Albert Domingo and Miquel Oliver, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, and Marlies Van der Wee and Sofie Verbrugge, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium There's more than one strategy for succeeding with an FTTH deployment – and more than one way to run into trouble. FTTH STRATEGIES 26 The Role of the Local Transport Provider / By Andrew Cohill, WideOpen Networks What does the network operator actually do in an open-access network? BROADBAND POLICY 30 Harnessing the Potential of Gigabit Cities / By Denise Linn, Harvard University Cities are finding new ways to take advantage of next-generation broadband infrastructure. 57 Introducing Next Century Cities / By Deb Socia, Next Century Cities A new coalition of cities is raising the bar for fast Internet service across the U.S. TECHNOLOGY 74 Deploying In-Building Wireless Systems / Q&A With Kunal Hinduja, ARQ The great balancing act: designing indoor wireless systems that offer coverage and capacity, look good and are cost-effective. 78 A New Solution for RF Return / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities Cable companies transitioning to fiber find a new low-cost option for combining GPON with traditional cable video. 82 Rethinking Drop Fiber / By Johnny Hill, Clearfield Inc. Rethinking the protection requirements for drop fiber led Clearfield to develop a new type of drop fiber cable. FEATURES New York artist Irving Grunbaum knows that all roads leads to Austin. ABOUT THE COVER PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 10 Fuel for Thought / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC Highway service stations compete on "extras," not on gasoline. Private cable operators can follow a similar strategy. PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 12 UP at Metroplex: 'New Benchmark for Student Housing' / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities A student housing complex serving Binghamton University provides top-of-the-line wired and wireless broadband. THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 88 Fiber Builds Communities / By Heather Burnett Gold, FT TH Council Americas Communities can expect fiber networks to yield benefits in terms of economic development and tax revenues. SPECIAL INSERT 33 iHomes & Buildings, the ofcial magazine of the Continental Automated Buildings Association, has up-to-date research and information on trends and products in the home and building automation industry. n d m o r e t h a n F E A T U R E S S 3 Spring 2015 Volume 12, Number 1 The Constantly Evolving Smart Building Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCDD believes that buildings will continue to evolve based upon innovation and technology. Small Data and the Smart Home Net-Zero Energy Buildings and Automated Technologies Intelligent Home Ofices Testing Copper Cabling: Verify, Qualify, Certify CABA's Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum April 14-16, 2015 HOT PRODUCTS 58 BroadBand Communities' 14th Annual List of Leading Broadband Technologies and Services Learn about this year's latest and greatest broadband products … and then see them at the BBC Summit.

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