Broadband Communities

JUL 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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26 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2015 Leaders and innovators in the fber-to-the-home arena for 2015 A BBC Staf Report B roadband Communities' annual FTTH Top 100 list celebrates organizations for their contributions to "Building a Fiber-Connected World." Tis has been a good year for building a fber-connected world, and that's refected in the composition of the 2015 list. Among the trends the editorial staf took into account are the following: • Cable companies are joining the fber-to-the- home parade. Comcast and Cox, leveraging fber they had deployed to business customers and others, announced large-scale residential FTTH buildouts (along with future DOCSIS 3.1 builds). As of press time, these projects were in the early stages, but they are ambitious enough to qualify both companies as FTTH leaders. Pavlov Media, a private cable operator, makes good use of its robust fber backbone, content delivery network and other advanced technologies to provide gigabit experiences for residents of student housing and other multifamily properties. • Several technology companies, following Google's lead, are branching out to build fber-to-the-home networks. One such entity with national ambitions is the domain-services company Tucows, whose Ting subsidiary entered the FTTH market with a splash. • Delivering superior services requires more than just fber in the access network. Robust, reasonably priced backhaul is becoming increasingly necessary. Allied Fiber, which just completed the frst leg of its planned nationwide long- and short-haul dark fber network, and OneCommunity, a nonproft that operates a regional fber network in Northeast Ohio, are among the organizations using innovative methods to enable more economical Internet access. As in previous years, the FTTH Top 100 list represents many niches in the complex fber-to-the-home ecosystem. Optical fber and fber cables; passive equipment for connecting, protecting and managing fber; and active equipment for sending and receiving signals over fber are the most basic components of an 2015 ORGANIZATIONS ADDED OR REINSTATED TO THE FTTH TOP 100 LIST IN 2015 3-GIS Allied Fiber Comcast Cable Cox Communications Fiberdyne Labs Fujitsu Network Communications OneCommunity Pavlov Media Pulse Broadband Tucows/Ting

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