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Editor's Note: Welcome to the Roaring ’20s

Broadband Communities authors look forward to the fiber future.

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Bandwidth Hawk: Start Preparing for New TV Standard

NEXTGEN TV – the latest branding for ATSC 3.0 – has clear technical and moneymaking advantages over ATSC 1.0, the current standard for TV broadcasting and linear cable TV.

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2020 Broadband Market Predictions

Streaming video, managed Wi-Fi, bulk internet, smart-home technology and skinny TV bundles are five hot items that will impact the MDU broadband market in 2020.

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There Has Never Been a Better Time To Invest in Multifamily Technology

Residents expect the convenience of on-site seamless connectivity. The right network is key to protection.

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Deepfake Videos Are Spreading. Can Anyone Stop Them?

Videos doctored using artificial intelligence to make them seem real, even though they are not, increasingly challenge viewers’ perceptions of truth. Congress and the tech industry are taking some action to stop them, but will their efforts work?

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Watch Out for FTTH Gigabit Deployment Weak Links

There’s more to delivering a gigabit connection than stringing fiber around town.

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Making Instant-On Gigabit Connectivity a Reality: Grand Central at the Junction

Grand Central at the Junction, a new MDU development in Wentzville, Missouri, is equipping residential units with CenturyLink’s fiber-based broadband service and its rapid service-provisioning platform CenturyLink ON. Our thanks to Guy Huntley, MDU account manager for CenturyLink, and Tom Kaiman, CEO of Mia Rose Holdings, for helping gather information for this profile.

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Clarksville Connected Utilities Sees Potential In FTTH, Business Services

Clarksville Connected Utilities enhances its economic development plans with a multipurpose fiber network to satisfy residential, municipal and business needs.

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Broadband to Make Key Transitions In 2020

Large incumbent telcos, independent telcos, cable operators and electric cooperatives set bold broadband plans for 2020.

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Q&A with Chrystie Walker Brown, Ceo, Walker and Associates: Putting the ‘Value-Add’ Into Value-Added Distribution

The CEO of a leading distributor reflects on the challenges network deployers face – and how distributors can help them meet those challenges.

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Broadband for America’s Future: A Vision for the 2020s

Key strategies to deploy broadband in the areas that need it most.

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Measuring Broadband Quality

Everyone agrees the FCC should prioritize the construction of better broadband. What does that mean in practice? Two new studies commissioned by the Fiber Broadband Association help clarify.

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Why Is Providing Rural Broadband So Difficult?

Several state-level political strategies can help convince policymakers to provide support to broadband providers that wish to deploy in unserved or underserved areas.

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Overcoming Barriers to Telehealth

A new report from the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee suggests strategies for increasing the use of telehealth.

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OPTECH Highlights Technologies, Opportunities, Challenges for MDU Owners and Broadband Providers

The National Multifamily Housing Council’s annual conference, OPTECH, held in Dallas in November 2019, showcased how service providers are extending fiber and other technologies into new and existing MDUs to deliver high-speed broadband. The conference also highlighted how wireless technologies – mmWave wireless, Citizens Broadband Radio Service and Wi-Fi – complement MDU wireline connections.

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Operating Networks in the Age of IoT and 5G

The advent of 5G requires equipping network operators with the visibility they need to identify and manage service and operation issues across entire networks.

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