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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Speakers – Summit 2019
BBC Washington, DC
2019 Exhibitor List
2019 Exhibitor/Sponsor List
Multifamily Educational Series
2019 Summit Floor Plan
DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS – 2019
DAY FOUR HIGHLIGHTS – 2019
DAY TWO HIGHLIGHTS – 2019
DAY THREE HIGHLIGHTS – 2019

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