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Editor's Note: The MDU Moment

Multiple-dwelling-unit properties represent the fastest-growing segment of the housing market, and broadband remains the No. 1 amenity for MDU residents.

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Bandwidth Hawk: R*E*S*P*E*C*T

Why do fewer than half of new MDU buildings have fiber installed during construction? Easy. Few developers employ broadband specialists, but most watch TV or read business pages.

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We Were on a Break!

Cord-cutters are starting to boomerang back to traditional pay TV after finding that over-the-top services are no less expensive.

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Internet as the Fourth Utility

Multifamily residents don’t want provider choice for its own sake – they want solid, reliable internet service. That’s why bulk internet makes sense.

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Parents’ Fears About Screen Usage

Parents and children watch the same screens but have different reactions.

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Working With What’s There

To deliver broadband cost-effectively, a community’s best option may be to partner with the incumbent telephone company.

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Fiber Broadband Is Pure Gold for MDUs

A new technology standard proves capable of accelerating the rollout of gigabit broadband to more MDU residents, extending fiber broadband speeds.

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MDUs Continue to Outpace Pre-Recession Totals

Construction of multiple-dwelling-unit apartments has surpassed pre-recession levels on a sustained basis. But only about half of new MDUs have fiber broadband.

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Q&A With Richard Holtz, InfiniSys: The Way to Smart Apartments

A system architect of MDU technology amenity systems shares his views on the MDU market and the requirements for developers and owners to meet the needs of their residents.

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A Tale of Two Signals

Installing converged fiber and 5G wireless networks in the same MDU or MTU building is challenging, but new equipment makes it feasible.

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Making a Building Fiber-Ready

Following these guidelines will help building owners provide spaces, pathways and cables that service providers can use to deliver fiber optic services.

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Fixed Wireless to the MDU – A Case Study in Detroit

In an effort to deliver gigabit service to Detroit MDUs distant from its fiber backbone, Rocket Fiber experiments with millimeter-wave wireless delivery to the building.

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Q&A With Frank Latini, Gainesville Regional Utilities: Wholesale Strategy Succeeds for GRU

GATOR NET is a winning brand in the Gainesville, Florida, market, where University of Florida students love their symmetrical gigabit service.

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AT&T Expands Fiber Broadband Options For MDUs

A new technology standard proves capable of accelerating the rollout of gigabit broadband to more MDU residents, extending fiber broadband speeds.

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A New Lease on the Good Life

Evolving from apartment nicety to marketing necessity, broadband is king in Chattanooga’s fast-growing MDU market.

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What Owners Need From Telecom Contracts

Telecom services are changing rapidly – and so are the contracts between property owners and telecom providers. Negotiating a contract that protects residents and property values takes time and understanding.

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San Francisco’s MDU Ordinance Is a Win-Win-Win

Under a new city ordinance, renters in San Francisco can request internet services from providers of their choice. The legislation appears to be a win for ISPs, property owners and consumers.

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Broadband Do-It-Yourselfers

Developers of master-planned communities without access to first-class internet service have another option: Create their own infrastructure.

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Google Fiber Helps Drive National OTMR Policy

Pole attachments have long been a problem for fiber overbuilders that need access to utility poles. With its new one-touch-make-ready rule, the FCC weighed in on their side.

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Telehealth and the Digital Divide

Telehealth holds the promise of reducing health care costs and improving health outcomes. However, inadequate broadband in both rural and urban areas prevents telehealth services from reaching those who most need them.

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