Broadband Communities

JUL 2016

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 | | JULY 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS Visit for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 94 MARKETPLACE ADS 95 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE FTTH DEPLOYMENT 20 Valley Electric Co-Op Delivers High-Speed Broadband / By Michael Hengel, Valley Electric Association An innovative wireless phase-in strategy makes the wait for fiber easier. FINANCE 78 Why Aren't There More Fiber Overbuilders? / By Doug Dawson, CCG Consulting Infrastructure capital is scarce, and financing options are limited. THE LAW 80 Net Neutrality Focus Shifts to Compliance / By C. Douglas Jarrett and Tracy P. Marshall, Keller and Heckman LLP What will the Open Internet order require of service providers? TECHNOLOGY 84 Wi-Fi in Student Housing / By Andrew Marshall, Campus Technologies Inc. Repeat the Wi-Fi mantra: Coverage, density, management. 88 Cable and the Gigabit / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities How cable companies are competing in the gigabit race. BROADBAND APPLICATIONS 92 Filling the Homework Gap / By Rollie Cole, Sagamore Institute for Policy Research Students need better bandwidth now more than ever. FEATURES PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 Keep On Food Truckin' / By Bryan J. Rader, Bandwidth Consulting LLC Fresh, local and fun – that's the kind of broadband that sells. MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 10 Wi-Fi Over DOCSIS / By Jim Clark, Multifamily Broadband Council Technology Committee Managed Wi-Fi over coax is now affordable. NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 12 Cable Cord Cutters Will Prevail – Or Not / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant Do subscribers really want to cut the cord? PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 14 A Dramatic Broadband Rescue: Creekside Vue Apartments / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities This luxury greenfield development features internet and video service as amenites. THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 96 A Community Toolkit For the Nation / By Heather Burnett Gold, FT TH Council Americas A message for the next U.S. administration. 20 14 COVER STORY 24 FTTH Top 100 List / A BBC Staff Report Leaders and innovators in the fiber-to-the- home arena for 2016 2016 New York artist Irving Grunbaum envisions the Top 100 fiber-to-the- home leaders. ABOUT THE COVER

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