Broadband Communities

OCT 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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THE SUMMIT is the leading event for network builders and deployers To exhibit or sponsor, contact: Irene G. Prescott at, or call 505-867-3299 GIGABIT DEPLOYMENT IS HEATING UP For broadband, the recession is long over. For four years, we've seen steady growth in new homes passed with fiber, but now the serious fun is heating up. Since Kansas City won Google's competition for its first fiber city, six more locations across the United States have become Google Fiber communities and more are on the way. AT&T currently offers gigabit service to 26 of the nation's largest metro areas and expansion plans are rolling out to 30 more. The cable industry is now fully in the game as well, using new DOCSIS 3.1 technology to bring gigabit service directly to businesses, building basements, and individual homes. Comcast is even offering 2 gigs to residences! Small networks are being created at a record rate – municipals, public-private partnerships, local carriers. We list more than 1,000 network builders deploying fiber to end-users. WHAT'S THE AGENDA? Workshops Free, two-hour preconference workshops – each a $1,500 value – kick events off the afternoon before the Summit officially opens. Leading experts offer hands-on, how-to, practical advice sessions. Economic Development Track Take a deep dive into the latest data and the latest strategies for using ultra-broadband to create jobs, attract business, and keep the businesses you have. And best of all, broadband is the one amenity business wants that can be served at low cost – and even a profit. Multi-Housing Program The Summit puts the latest shiny new technology into sharp business perspective with an agenda developed by industry leaders in a way that building owners, managers and real estate developers can understand. Be there with your peers. The one thing that hasn't changed for 2017? Most speakers are from YOUR industry, not from the technical vendor community. Summit speakers come to share their experiences and expertise – and to answer your questions. The business case has never been better. With one US home out of every four now able to get fiber access, software and entertainment providers are jumping in with profitable new services – everything from 3D virtual reality video to personal cloud and security services to telehealth and health fitness monitors and better cellular and wireless access. New network technologies are even easier, faster and cheaper to manage. It's no wonder that Summit attendance, which grew all through the recession, exploded to well over a thousand in 2015 and 2016. Half were specifically multiple unit housing owners and managers, hunting for the latest technologies, the latest services. It took four full multi- track days to cover it all. Every market segment looks stronger in 2017: • Fiber to the home, in single-family and multiple unit buildings • Student housing • Commercial properties • Municipal facilities and schools • Tax-favored construction • Municipal and rural networks Learn the latest about the industry, and network with your peers at the speed of light.

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