Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 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 AY / J U N E 2 0 1 8 TABLE OF CONTENTS Visit for up-to-the-minute news of broadband trends, technologies and deployments DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S NOTE 6 BANDWIDTH HAWK 68 MARKETPLACE ADS 70 ADVERTISER INDEX / CALENDAR IN THIS ISSUE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE 8 Should the Bulk TV Cord Really Be Cut? / By Bryan J. Rader, UpStream Network MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY 10 Fixed Wireless in Multifamily / By Valerie M. Sargent and David Coffey, Multifamily Broadband Council NEW WORLD OF VIDEO 12 Children's Videos: Not Just Kid Stuff / By Michael A. Kashmer, Digital Broadband Programming Consultant CONNECTIVITY MATTERS 14 Leveraging an ISP's Experience for Community Broadband / By Trevor Jones, OTELCO THE GIGABIT HIGHWAY 72 Telling the Fiber Story / By Heather Burnett Gold, Fiber Broadband Association PROPERTY OF THE MONTH 16 California Dreaming: Mayumi Hotel, Culver City, California / By Masha Zager, Broadband Communities In this new micro-community, gigabit connectivity is an essential amenity. WIRELESS DEPLOYMENT 38 Connecting Underground In a City That Never Sleeps / By Jim Hintze, Transit Wireless Thanks to an innovative public-private partnership, New York City subway passengers finally have cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity in the stations. COMMUNITY BROADBAND 42 What Is the 'Ammon Model'? / By Bruce Patterson, City of Ammon, Idaho Ammon, Idaho, is treating fiber network infrastructure as a utility – to the benefit of residents, providers and the municipality itself. TECHNOLOGY 46 Climate Change, Outages and Networks / By Barry J. Walton, Corning Optical Communications As the frequency and force of storms increase, network operators need to prepare for recovery of essential broadband service. BROADBAND FUNDING 48 Federal Funding for Rural Broadband / By Jonathan Chambers, Conexon A brief primer on five rural broadband funding programs SUMMIT COVERAGE 52 Putting the Gigs to Work / A BBC Staff Report Highlights of the 2018 Broadband Communities Summit held in May in Austin, Texas BROADBAND APPLICATIONS 66 New Education Initiatives Drive Fiber Demand / By Rollie Cole, Sagamore Institute for Policy Research SXSW EDU 2018 made clear that as education technology advances, the demand for fast, reliable broadband will continue to grow. FEATURES New York artist Irving Grunbaum envisions the gigs at work. ABOUT THE COVER COVER STORY: FIBER CONNECT 20 Broad B and Communities ' guide to the show, held by the Fiber Broadband Association from June 4 to June 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. The section includes a welcome letter, a list of recommended sessions, a map of the exhibit floor and information about featured exhibitors.

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