Broadband Communities

MAR-APR 2018

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 | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | w w w. b r o a d b a n d c o m m u n i t i e s . c o m | M A R C H / A P R I L 2 0 1 8 TABLE OF CONTENTS twitter.com/bbcmag Visit www.bbcmag.com for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 70 MARKETPLACE ADS 72 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 Give It to Me Now! / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network Today's customers aren't used to waiting for anything, and they don't want to wait for internet service. MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 10 Choosing the Right Network / By Alistair Chatwin, Multifamily Broadband Council A robust IP network delivers the services residents need. NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 12 Get Ready For Generation Z / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant New research sheds more light on the first "native internet" generation. MDU TECHNOLOGIES 14 The Power of Always On / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities COMMUNITY BROADBAND 18 Whip City Fiber Delivers Gigabit Service / By Ryan Cawley, SpryPoint 24 Lincoln Steps Into the Future / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities MARKETING 28 You Can Build It, But Will They Come? / By Stephen Morris, FoothillsNet BROADBAND POLICY 32 Special Section on Deployment Policy 34 A Path Forward To Address the Digital Divide / By Tom Sloan, Kansas State Legislature 38 5G Technology: Smart Decisions for Smart Cities / By Larry Thompson, Vantage Point Solutions 44 Local Governments Are Not Barriers to 5G Deployment SERVICE PROVIDER STRATEGIES 60 The Middle Ground for Video / By Joel Tyus, Evolution Digital BROADBAND FUNDING 62 Rural Utilities Service Sees 12-Fold Increase in Broadband Funds / By Steven S. Ross, Broadband Communities INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 64 Will Cable Companies Become Fiber Companies? / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities TECHNOLOGY 68 Fiber: Your Questions Answered / By Mike Cooper, CommScope FEATURES New York artist Irving Grunbaum envisions the gigs at work. ABOUT THE COVER HOT PRODUCTS 48 Broad B and Communities' 17th Annual List of Leading Broadband Technologies and Services The latest offerings from top broadband hardware and software suppliers, distributors and service providers 24

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