Rejuvenating a Building With Wireless and Automation Technology: Los Angeles’ FourFortyFour South Flower

Coretrust Capital Partners is transforming Los Angeles’ FourFortyFour South Flower with new wireless and automation technology. The property owner tapped Connectivity Wireless Solutions to install a distributed antenna system that will improve current 4G and upcoming 5G wireless technologies. Our thanks to Mark Niehus, director of strategic accounts for Connectivity Wireless Solutions, and Thomas Ricci, managing principal for Coretrust Capital Partners, for helping gather information for this profile.

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Wireless Services Abound in the Multifamily Space

5G, CBRS and Wi-Fi wireless services all have a place. Building owners and developers can choose one that best meets their specific needs.

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Integrate Smart Technology for Exceptional Customer Experiences

Property owners need to incorporate smart-home technology into managing and upgrading their communities.

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Broadband in the 5G Era: Why Multifamily Housing Properties are Adopting Communitywide Networks

Communitywide bulk networks can attract and retain new residents by providing instant-on, wall-to-wall coverage, and can provide cost savings, improved security,
and a range of other benefits to property owners.

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Reimagine Delivery of Gigabit Services in the MDU or MTU

Internet providers and building owners that want to offer gigabit services should investigate G.hn technology and reuse the existing copper wiring or coax cabling.

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Multifamily Renters Expect Smart Technologies

Smart technologies have become must-have amenities for renters and an effective way for property owners and management companies to achieve operational savings.

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Journal Squared: Case Study of an Intelligent Building

Residents of this new luxury high-rise in Jersey City appreciate the high-speed internet access and other technological amenities that fiber broadband enables. Behind the scenes, an intelligent building platform makes the building operate smoothly and efficiently.

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Seattle Launches B4B-Build for Broadband MDU Initiative

Among other goals, the city’s new initiative aims to promote creating capacity for competitive service options and provide trusted resources for local MDU owners, developers and managers.

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Broadband Technology and Connectivity Take Center Stage at The NMHC 2019 OPTECH Show

As renters continue to acquire more connected devices, it’s clear that the role of network connectivity is changing the dynamics of the multifamily housing industry. New trends will be highlighted at the NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition this November.

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Q&A With Mike Coco, Choice Property Resources: Providing the Whole Broadband Experience

Even in a gigabit world, it takes more than great internet speed to keep MDU residents happy.

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A Boon for Network Deployers: MDU Construction Reaches New Heights

Private construction of multiple-dwelling-unit apartments is hitting a new record this year, with about 424,000 units expected.

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Lumos Finds Success in MDU Strategy Inside and Outside Its ILEC Footprint

Before building out new properties, the telco secures commitments from developers and homeowners associations.

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Small North Carolina Community Launches Network on Its Own Terms

After considering several ISPs, Cullasaja found the right partner to deliver high-speed, reliable internet.

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Editor's Note: MDU Knowns and Unknowns

Residents’ need for speed, their demand for video service and their interest in other technology amenities may vary from market to market, but the MDU world still has its eternal verities.

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FTTH Is Central to a Smart, Responsive Planned Community: Pecan Square in Northlake, Texas

Pecan Square, a housing development in Northlake, Texas, is working with Frontier to provide 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps speeds to support an array of streaming and Amazon home service applications. Our thanks to Rachel McGallian of Frontier and Andrew Pieper at Hillwood Communities for help completing this profile.

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Healthy Competition Is The Way to Go

Independents set stake in the growing MDU broadband market by focusing on providing good customer service and doing things the right way. Their approach benefits property owners and residents alike.

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Think Nationally, Act Locally

A successful MDU broadband business needs to offer good customer service and establish a local presence to understand the unique needs of each community it serves.

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Smart Communities Offer Convenience and Affordability for All

Though there are still challenges to implementation, smart technology – from thermostats to lighting – stands to benefit everyone.

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CenturyLink Refreshes MDU Broadband Focus

Telco sets new MDU fiber consumer goals as questions about its ILEC future loom.

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Are You Smarter Than an AOL User

To meet customer expectations, multifamily broadband providers must be able to troubleshoot a variety of problems that may be unrelated to broadband.

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Luxury Residents ‘Blanketed’ in Wi-Fi, IoT Apps: Ten Thousand, Beverly Hills, California

By blanketing its Ten Thousand property with Wi-Fi,  Crescent Heights is easing how its Beverly Hills residents interact with technology. Our thanks to Diego Salas, CTO of Bel Air Internet and Brian Locks of Crescent Heights for helping gather information for this profile.

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Student Housing Technology: Predictions Versus Reality

A technology seer re-examines some bold predictions he and his team made in 2012. The verdict: not bad at all.

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Community Connectivity Is Threatened

Proponents bill it as a win for apartment residents and owners, but apartment owners say the recently enacted San Francisco MDU ordinance ultimately creates more hurdles for delivering high-quality connectivity.

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Fiber Moves Forward

Speakers at the 2019 Broadband Communities Summit, held in Austin in April, agreed that every community wants – and needs – great broadband. How best to deliver great broadband to MDUs, master-planned communities, underserved towns and rural areas is still up for debate, however. Following are some highlights of speaker presentations.

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A Digital Inclusion Blueprint For Public Housing

Monkeybrains and the city of San Francisco partnered to deliver gigabit service to public-housing residents.

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Millennials Love Home Automation: 985 High at The Castle Columbus, Ohio

To deliver a seamless internet experience, 985 High at The Castle capitalized on the opportunity to provide buildingwide Wi-Fi and home automation. Our thanks to Kaileigh Steiner, director of marketing and community engagement for BORROR, and John Casadonte, senior product marketing manager for American Tower, for helping gather information for this profile.

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FCC Proposed Expansion of the OTARD Rule

Providers should explore the possible implications of the rule change and share comments with the FCC.

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For More Wins, Outwork the Competition

Sure, property owners evaluate speeds, features and prices of broadband offerings – but then they ask, “Who wants it most?”

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Making Mobile Service an Amenity: Fourth and Madison, Seattle, Washington

Wireless coverage in office buildings is no longer a nice-to-have feature. It’s now something that business tenants expect. Seattle’s Fourth and Madison wants to stand out from the crowded office property pack by enhancing mobile coverage for its business tenants. Our thanks to Conner Hayes, assistant property manager of Hines, and Thom Antonopoulos, executive vice president of Connectivity Wireless Solutions, for helping gather information for this profile.

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Technology and Senior Housing

As boomers transition to senior housing, keeping up with technology needs is crucial.

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Stay Tuned for Smart Home Updates

Smart home technology is a hot new trend. How does a provider know which vendor to pick – or whether a DIY approach would make more sense?

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Boring Isn't Bad

Independent providers shouldn’t aim for being a little bit better. They should understand owners’ problems and solve them.

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The Future of Connected MDUs Starts Today

Smart properties satisfy residents, reduce expenses and increase revenues – but they require robust networks.

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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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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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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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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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Ordering Pizza by Remote

Visions of the future of multifamily technology keep changing. Are you ready for today’s future?

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New Wireless Amenities

Technology isn’t all that’s changing in multifamily wireless service. Today’s new business models are disruptive as well.

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Smart Security In Multifamily Buildings

Property owners can benefit by including smart home security offerings as standard features in apartments.

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The Next Big Thing Is … 6G!

Stories in the popular press often fuel clients’ concerns about broadband. Multifamily providers should always address these concerns seriously, even if they appear unfounded.

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Communicating With Multifamily Community Members

Technology offers options for communicating with residents and prospective residents efficiently and effectively.

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The Customer Experience Imperative

Providers must amplify subscriber experiences to support connected homes and monetize gigabit broadband.

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Should the Bulk TV Cord Really Be Cut?

As TV viewers’ preferences change and traditional bulk pay models decline, broadband providers must adapt and embrace new opportunities to offer bulk TV in the age of the internet.

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Fixed Wireless in Multifamily

What are the opportunities, roadblocks and future paths?

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Putting the Gigs to Work

Highlights of the 2018 Broadband Communities Summit held in May in Austin, Texas

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Editor's Note: An Issue for All Seasons

The Broadband Communities Summit brings together participants in the multifamily, rural, economic development, technology and policy worlds. This issue of the magazine has something for all of them.

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Give It to Me Now!

Today’s customers – especially millennials – aren’t used to waiting for anything. If they have to wait for internet service, they won’t be happy at all.

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Choosing the Right Network

A robust IP network delivers the services residents need.

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The Power of Always On

The move-in process is easier for residents, property owners and service providers alike when residents can turn up internet service without a phone call or truck roll.

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A Busy Year Ahead for Broadband

There’s much to look forward to – more fiber to the home, more deep fiber, more wireless, smarter homes and buildings.

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G.fast Is Here!

A speeder-upper solution for delivering real broadband over twisted-pair copper.

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Avoid the Wiring Trap

In-building wiring is essential for the stable internet access all residents demand. Sound strategy and planning can help asset managers, operators and developers avoid the worst wiring pitfalls.

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Get the Right People on the Bus

Who you hire is the most important business decision you’ll make.

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Purchasing Bandwidth

Bandwidth isn’t all the same. Make sure the circuit you purchase is appropriate for your community’s needs.

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Using Resident and Community Data

Service providers already have what they need to improve connectivity experiences in multifamily housing.

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Student Housing, Texas-Size: TAMU Park West, College Station, Texas

Faced with a tight deadline and a large student-housing project at Texas A&M University, Servitas Management Group engaged one of its traditional partners, Synergy Fiber, to install and run all IT services. Our thanks to Trey Verbick of Servitas and Doug Karaska, vice president of projects and deployments at Synergy, for gathering the information for this profile.

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Blueberries or Broadband, Consumer Shifts Are Real

Amazon just upended the grocery industry. Why didn’t its competitors see that coming?

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Best Practices for Installing Fiber in Buildings

Operators have several choices in installing fiber to an apartment or office unit. The right answer depends on building construction and other considerations.

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MDUs Are Back! What Does That Mean for Broadband?

Construction of multiple-dwelling-unit (MDU) housing is booming, but owners and broadband providers need to read the fine print.

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Walsh: A New Community Built Around Fiber

A master-planned community in Fort Worth aims to be a center of innovation.

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The Art of the Comeback

How a multifamily service provider rebuilt its operation and reputation

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Working@Home: 407 Orange St., Oakland, California

As Silicon Valley culture spills over into the East Bay, broadband is becoming a hot-button issue in Oakland, California. Condo owners at 407 Orange made their building competitive in this tech-savvy environment with the help of AT&T Fiber. Thanks to Shauna Serdahl of Associa, Justin Hess of AT&T and Stan Cardoza of the 407 Orange Street Homeowners Association for gathering the information for this profile.

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Make the Decision to Be Flexible

A provider that sells broadband services to multifamily communities must be able to tailor its sales and marketing strategy depending on who makes decisions for
the community.

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Is It Time to Renovate?

Property owners and managers need to know when to upgrade their broadband infrastructure.

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Editor's Note: MDU Issue: The Highlights

Nearly a quarter of U.S. housing is now in multiple-dwelling-unit (MDU) properties. These communities serve some of the most demanding broadband users. They also provide profitable opportunities for selling broadband services.

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Fiber, Multifamily Housing And the Economy

All new multifamily buildings should include fiber. It adds value and ensures residents the fast, reliable broadband they demand.

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The Internet of Things Is Here

Property owners should secure their buildings’ smart technology.

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Order Versus Chaos In Student Housing

In dense housing, resident-owned wireless routers play havoc with internet quality. Sometimes a gentle reminder to turn off these routers isn’t enough.

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Creating a New Brand

Launching a new brand is a good way to notify the world that you’ve solved some problems.

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Property Owners Can Be Internet Providers

A new model for multifamily broadband is gaining traction: Owners are investing in fiber connectivity and offering high-quality bulk internet service to residents.

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Connecting the Unconnected

A dedicated, high-speed broadband network to connect the unconnected is a game changer for Cleveland.

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What's Next?

Look to the future when you plan today’s broadband deployment.

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In-Building Wireless Systems

Rapidly growing demand for cellular data inside large buildings makes distributed antenna systems increasingly necessary. Fortunately, technology advances have made such systems more affordable than they once were.

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A New Premium Customer Plan

Every customer is valuable and deserves great service – but some are more valuable than others.

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A View From the Summit

At the 2017 Broadband Communities Summit, held in Dallas in May, fiber deployers shared their experiences and vendors displayed their new technology.

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Apartment Dwellers Value Internet Service

A new survey of property owners shows that renters place a high value on technology amenities – but many owners still struggle to keep pace with residents’ demands.

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The FCC Looks At Multifamily Housing

Bulk billing is in the crosshairs of the FCC’s most recent broadband notice of inquiry.

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Know What I'd Do If I Were You?

After a decade of advising service providers and property owners, the author is once again on the receiving end of advice. Helpful comments from readers are welcome!

 

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The Pitfalls of Uncontrolled Access

Multifamily real estate owners should control access to their buildings, their infrastructure and their residents. Here’s why.

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Managed Wi-Fi as an Amenity Enclave on Golden Triangle, Fort Worth, Texas

Real estate investment company Cottonwood Residential is standardizing on bulk services as a technology amenity – and, in the Charter Communications service area, on Charter’s Community Managed Wi-Fi service in particular. One of its first deployments, which helped prove the success of this strategy, was at Enclave on Golden Triangle. Thanks to Chris Spadone of Charter’s Spectrum Community Solutions and Scott Russell of Cottonwood Residential for gathering the information for this profile.

 

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Marketing to Millenials

The “me” generation isn’t anything like earlier generations – and why don’t millennials watch sports on TV, anyway?

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One Fiber, Two Providers: Givens Gerber Park, Asheville, North Carolina

This month, Broadband Communities showcases Givens Gerber Park, an affordable senior housing community whose residents can choose between two broadband services delivered over the same fiber infrastructure. Thanks to Ricky Foor of Givens Communities and Alan Bertsch of Qypsys for gathering the information for this profile.

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A Technicianless Service Call

Some aspects of customer service just can’t be automated.

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Broadband Forecasts for 2017

What’s ahead for the broadband industry in 2017? Growth – and preparation for more growth.

 

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