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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56 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | JULY 2016 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME TOP 100 LIST year. In 2015, the entire LUS system, including water and power, sent $22.8 million to the city's general fund in lieu of taxes – more than a fifth of Lafayette's entire budget. Macquarie Group 212-231-1000 Key Products: Project development and equity investment, financial advisory, debt arranging, lending and funds management services Summary: With headquarters in Sydney, Australia, and U.S. headquarters in New York City, Macquarie is a global financial services group with expertise in infrastructure, telecommunications and media, resources and commodities, energy, financial institutions and real estate. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 14,000 people in 28 countries, including more than 2,000 in the United States, and had $367 billion in assets under management as of March 2016. Macquarie develops and finances infrastructure across all sectors, including telecommunications, by leveraging private investment. In the United States, Macquarie Capital played a leading role in developing the public-private partnership model for infrastructure, participating in transactions that include the Goethals Bridge between New York and New Jersey, the Virginia Midtown Tunnel and the Denver FasTracks commuter rail project. In the last several years, Macquarie Capital has negotiated with a number of states and municipalities to develop public-private partnerships for fiber broadband networks and was selected as the development partner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky's middle-mile fiber ring. Macquarie's model represents a new type of public- private partnership for the U.S. telecom market, opening potential new avenues for FTTH funding. Magellan Advisors 888-488-1767 Key Products: Broadband and telecom planning, deployment and management services Summary: Magellan Advisors is a full-cycle consulting firm that offers services from project inception through implementation and into continuing operations. It provides comprehensive community broadband planning, telecommunications master planning, deployment and management services to government, electric utilities, electric cooperatives and private organizations and a suite of public- sector IT solutions to local, state and federal government markets. Magellan helps communities identify, negotiate and forge public-private and public-public partnerships. Magellan's portfolio includes more than 250 engagements for city, county, state, federal and private broadband projects. Clients include the city governments of Baltimore, Maryland; Syracuse, New York; Missoula, Montana; Columbia, Missouri; Yolo County, California; Hamilton, Ohio; Jupiter, Florida; Ketchum, Idaho; College Station, Texas; and Riverside, California; the national government of New Zealand; the old master-planned community of Rancho Santa Fe near San Diego; and the new master-planned community of Babcock Ranch, Florida – a diverse, multigenerational community that will eventually have more than 20,000 homes. Magellan is headquartered in Denver and has regional offices in Florida, Kansas, Pennsylvania and California. Mapcom Systems 804-743-1860 Key Products: Visual operations system software, network management, FTTH management, geographic information systems, workforce management tools, systems integration, training and consulting Summary: Mapcom Systems offers a visualization-based approach to FTTH operations and management. Its M4 Solutions Suite encompasses the entire FTTH life cycle from PON or active network design and feasibility analysis to "There is a rise in fiber installation as carriers scramble to bring fiber optic cable connections directly to homes and businesses, creating a lot of new opportunities for underground contruction professionals. Putting more crews in the field means more equipment and support is needed." – Dennis Wierzbicki, President, Ditch Witch

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