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So Long, Net Neutrality
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Britain's Broadband Transformation: Beyond the Digital Divide
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Which Comes First: 4K UHD or Ultra-Broadband?
Last Message: 12/27/2017
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SD-Access: The Foundation for Transformation
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CSPs: Size Doesn't Matter in Agile World
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Can Cable Broadband Woo Enterprises?
Last Message: 12/21/2017
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US Needs Accurate Broadband Map
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ITS Telecom Wraps Smart Homes in Mesh
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Intel Cash Heats Up Full-Duplex Debate
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FCC's Net Neutrality Showdown Slated for December
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Cable Business Services Future: Price Wars & More Services
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For AT&T, Managed Network Services Are No Shell Game
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Orange Rapidly Fills Europe Full of Fiber
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Gfast Gallops Into Year-End
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Verizon & Altice Agree: Fiber Is King
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Italy's TIM Tests ADTRAN Mosaic
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DT Brings FTTH to Small-Town Germany
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Imbalanced Pole Access Prices Penalize ILECS – Study
Last Message: 12/13/2017
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Viavi Solutions Goes NITRO Over Automated Network Management
Last Message: 12/13/2017
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Virtual Plugfests Accelerate Gfast Market
Last Message: 12/13/2017
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Colt Blazes Into North American Enterprises
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Wireless Providers Dig Into Fiber Backhaul
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The MDU market continues to face fierce competition among service providers due to tech-savvy residents (i.e., millennials), demand from building owners and management companies, plus the favorable economics of bulk contracts. However, no MDUs are the same, so service providers must use multiple technologies and inconsistent deployment models, increasing operational complexity and rollout costs.

The MDU market itself is evolving as residents adopt smart-home technologies, generating rising demand for smart apartments with built-in connected thermostats, keyless entryways and doors, and video doorbells. This evolution presents both new challenges and opportunities. In other words, service providers must consider innovative service-delivery strategies to compete and win.

In this Broadband World News and ADTRAN webinar, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will highlight emerging MDU broadband Internet trends and challenges. In addition, Kurt will outline the next-generation service creation and delivery platform, built on open standards, that allows service providers to connect millions of underserved MDUs, enables creation of user-driven services, and reduces operational complexity and costs.

Plus, special guest, Alice Lawson, Broadband and Cable Program Manager for the City of Seattle, will discuss Seattle’s B4B-Build For Broadband initiative that addresses best practices in planning for MDU telecommunication infrastructure.

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