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Fiber to the Home Networks – Learn how fiber, a critical infrastructure, can support economic vitality in your community. Get a better understanding of the costs and capabilities of community fiber …

Fiber to the Home Networks – Learn how fiber, a critical infrastructure, can support economic vitality in your community. Get a better understanding of the costs and capabilities of community fiber networks and how the can enable business, education, health care and quality of life. Presenter: David Russell of Calix.

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  • 1. Blandin Broadband Webinar | Fiber to the Home
  • 2. Successful FTTH Business Examples 1 3 4 2 Keys to Successful Deployments What we will cover today Fiber to the Home Overview Questions and Answers
  • 3. Bandwidth: How Much is Enough?
    • External drivers are stimulating demand beyond 30 Mbps
  • 4. What is Fiber to the Home?
    • Qwest offers “Fiber in the Loop”
      • Fiber goes to remote cabinets in the neighborood
      • Last couple 1-2 thousand feet is over copper
      • Bandwidths of 20-30 Megabits in the downstream
    • Cable Operators offer “Fiber to the Node” or “Micronode”
      • Fiber goes very deep and may actually reach new homes
      • Bandwidths are the same as those offered over coax lines
      • Comcast DOCSIS 3.0 bursts to 100 Megabits for >$100 a month
    • The Real Deal: Fiber to the Home
      • Fiber all the way to the home for all customers
      • Bandwidths not limited by media or protocol
      • Affordable bandwidth which can exceed 100 Megabits per second
  • 5. Why Consumers Like FTTH Source: Render Vanderslice, 2008
  • 6. FTTH Operators in Minnesota
      • Albany Mutual Telephone Cooperative
      • Arvig Communications
      • Baraga Telephone
      • Barnesville, City of
      • Benton Cooperative Telephone
      • Christensen Communications
      • Connections Etc.
      • Consolidated Telecommunications
      • Crosslake Telephone
      • Embarq
      • Emily Cooperative Telephone
      • Farmers Mutual
      • Federated Telephone
      • Frontier
      • FTTH Communications
      • Garden Valley Telephone
      • Gardonville Cooperative Telephone
      • Hiawatha Broadband
      • HickoryTech
      • Hometown Solutions
      • Jaguar Communications
      • Johnson Telephone
      • Lonsdale Telephone
      • Mabel Telephone Cooperative
      • Minnesota Valley Telephone
      • Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative
      • Runestone Telephone
      • Spring Grove Communications
      • West Central Telephone
      • Windom, City of
  • 7. Fiber to the Home Architecture
  • 8. Optical Line Terminal (OLT) - Located in centralized serving office -Supports up to 2500 subscribers
  • 9. Centralized Splitter Cabinet
  • 10. ONT at the Home
  • 11. US Fiber to the Home Growth Source: Render Vanderslice 2008 ( In Thousands of Lines)
  • 12. FTTH Deployment Costs
  • 13. Successful FTTH Business Examples
    • Local telephone company building out “in-territory”
      • BEK-Steele, North Dakota
      • Bloomer Telephone-Bloomer, Wisconsin
    • Local telephone company overbuilding nearby town
      • Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone deployments in Grand Rapids and Bemidji
      • DakTel deployment in Jamestown, North Dakota
      • Powell, Wyoming in collaboration with TCT West
    • FTTH CLEC overbuilding of community
      • Hiawatha Broadband deployments in Wabasha, St. Charles and other southern Minnesota communities
    • Municipal electric utilities with FTTH deployments
      • Reedsburg, Wisconsin
      • City of Windom
  • 14. Keys to Successful FTTH
    • Successful FTTH deployments share some common themes
      • Strong sense of community
      • Prioritized service to businesses and institutions
      • Strong branding and marketing of retail services
      • FTTH technical expertise in-house or contracted
  • 15. Emphasize Community
  • 16. Again and Again....
  • 17. … and Again…..
  • 18. Serve Businesses & Institutions
  • 19.
    • Local advantage positioning
      • Local weather channels (West, East)
      • Flight information channel
      • Local political and school coverage
      • Local newscasts
      • Locally produced content-cooking, travel, sports
      • Locally produced movie reviews/hosted showings
    Differentiated Services
  • 20. Offer Superior Customer Service
  • 21. Strong Retail Marketing
  • 22. Christmas Bandwidth Promotion
  • 23. Photosharing, Electronic Cards, etc
  • 24. Communicate Project Details
  • 25. Get the Video Service Right
  • 26. Offer Bundled Services
  • 27. Hire/Contract/Partner FTTH Expertise
  • 28. Thank You [email_address]