Broadband Communities

NOV-DEC 2017

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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6 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 FEATURES TABLE OF CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 4 EDITOR'S NOTE 8 BANDWIDTH HAWK 102 MARKETPLACE ADS 104 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 10 Remember the Homecoming Dance? / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network Independent service providers still have relevant offerings for the multifamily industry. MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 12 Purchasing Bandwidth / By Sebastian Pereira, Multifamily Broadband Council and Broadband Enterprise Bandwidth isn't all the same. Make sure the circuit you purchase is appropriate for your community's needs. NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 14 Too Many TV Choices? / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant Viewers develop strategies for sorting through streaming, SVoD, cable and other video platforms. 2018 BUYERS GUIDE 78 Buying for Ultra-Broadband Builds and Services COMMUNITY BROADBAND 88 Dark Fiber Versus Lit Fiber / By Greg Whelan, Greywale Advisors BROADBAND APPLICATIONS 92 Building Fiber to Schools / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities TECHNOLOGY 96 A New Technology Standard to Narrow the Digital Divide / By Pavan Shakya, FibNet 100 Enhancing Customer Care / By Pete Koat, Incognito Software Systems COVER SECTION: BROADBAND AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 16 Adapting to Change / A BBC Staff Report Highlights of the Atlanta economic development conference 20 Social Broadband / By Tim Will, Catalpa Partners Bringing marginalized workers into the internet economy 24 Broadband's Impact in Five Communities / By Ann Treacy, Treacy Information Services and Bill Coleman, Community Technology Advisors Access and adoption efforts in Minnesota, supported by Blandin Foundation, pay off. 32 Training for the 'Gig Economy' / By Jessica Denson, Connected Nation The DigitalWorks program trains workers for alternative work. 34 Building the Broadband Economy / By Masha Zager and Hilda Legg, Broadband Communities Eastern Kentucky struggles to replace coal. 70 Measuring Broadband and Job Loss: Population or Income? / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities What's the best way to measure broadband's economic impact? 74 Readings on Broadband and the Economy / A BBC Staff Report A compilation of recent research 2017 FIBER-TO-THE-HOME PRIMER 37 What Fiber Broadband Can Do for Your Community / By the Editors of Broadband Communities This nontechnical publication, newly updated for 2017, is a proven tool for building community support for broadband. A Fiber-To-The-Home Primer from the Editors of bandwidth • reliability • economic development • future-proofing sustainability • affordability • symmetry • standards-based • security What Fiber broadband Can do For Your CommunitY 13th Edition • Fall 2017 New York artist Irving Grunbaum has seen the future – and it works. ABOUT THE COVER 96

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