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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52 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST and expanding geographic markets throughout the United States. With more than 70 regional, area and project offices, approximately 5,000 employees and more than 6,000 pieces of modern equipment, the company provides end-to-end solutions and consistently ranks in the top 10 of Engineering News-Record's annual list of specialty contractors. Hiawatha Broadband Communications 888-474-9995 Key Products: Voice, video and data services; wholesale data transport Summary: Competitive provider Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) delivers broadband services to small towns in southeastern Minnesota. Founded in 1997, HBC operates both hybrid fiber-coax and fiber-to-the-home networks – its first two networks were HFC and the last 17 have all been FTTH. It also provides wireless broadband in rural areas. One of its deployments, Red Wing, was selected as a US Ignite city based on HBC's network. HBC is also the operator of the RS Fiber Cooperative gigabit fiber-to-the-farm project in Minnesota. In 2015, HBC activated a 96-wave fiber-optic transport ring in southern Minnesota. Each wave is capable of up to 100 Gbps. e network connects more than 20 southern Minnesota cities to the protected fiber-optic network ring. In 2016, HBC will build 100 miles of rural FTTH to serve 800 unserved residents. e company provides a video service selection of more than 300 channels, digital music, pay-per- view and extensive local programming produced by HBC Productions. HBC has more than 120 employees, 19 retail communities, and wholesale, construction, fiber transport, business consulting and technical support divisions. Annual revenue is more than $25 million. Hotwire Communications 800-409-4733 Key Products: Data, voice and video services delivered over FTTP networks Summary: Hotwire Communications is one of the nation's largest independent providers of fiber-to-the-premises communications solutions. It provides services to private residential communities, condominiums, apartments, hotels, multitenant commercial buildings, student housing and senior living facilities. Hotwire operates in more than 10 states and owns a 10 Gbps fiber network along the East Coast. Hotwire designs, builds and provides telecommunications services as a competitive local exchange carrier and franchised cable operator. Hotwire offers gigabit connectivity to deliver ultra-high-speed internet service, along with HD IPTV, VoIP and advanced home automation products. Hotwire's business services include high-speed internet, symmetrical metro Ethernet, colocation, hosted PBX, PRI, DAS solutions and more. Based near Philadelphia, the company has offered its Fision FTTP service since 2005 over an all fiber optic network with a dedicated connection to each door. InfiniSys Inc. 386-236-1500 Key Products: Telecommunications/broadband network design for multifamily, student housing, senior active, memory care, mixed-use and hospitality buildings; amenity selection and engineering; contract negotiation and project management; managed wireless and DAS engineering, design and project management Summary: Developers and property owners that want to differentiate their communities call on InfiniSys for customized, long-lasting, next-generation broadband solutions. e InfiniSys team has won many awards for its forward-thinking, practical solutions and exceptional customer support. It works with electronics manufacturers, software developers, infrastructure manufacturers and service providers to create new products and service offerings for the multifamily and hospitality markets. An independent technology adviser, InfiniSys creates comprehensive, standards-based amenity solutions that include entertainment, access control, video surveillance, digital signage and messaging, energy management and leisure space control systems for new and existing apartments, condominiums, student housing, hotels, mixed-use developments and master-planned communities. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, the firm represents developers and property owners in negotiations with service providers and low-voltage contractors and oversees projects for financial stakeholders. InfiniSys uses a proprietary, web-based system to streamline the RFP and service-provider selection process. Institute for Local Self-Reliance 612-276-3456 Key Products: Broadband policy research and municipal broadband advocacy

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