WASHINGTON, D.C.—(June 14, 2021)—The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today announced keynotes for the 2021 Fiber Connect conference, to be held July 25-28, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Fiber Connect offers attendees with new insight into the opportunities that fiber delivers to the entire broadband ecosystem. Attendees will hear from leading executives during the conference keynotes, but also learn from other experts, policy makers, regulators, operators, OEMs and engineering firms during the regular conference sessions while they explore the latest developments, investments and deployment methodology to best deliver ultrafast, low-latency broadband connectivity.
“We are pleased to bring the entire fiber broadband industry together in-person this year to collaborate on ways to move the adoption and deployment of fiber technology forward and into homes and businesses throughout North America,” said Gary Bolton, FBA’s President and CEO. “This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fiber Broadband Association, and we look forward to welcoming and celebrating with our all-star lineup of keynotes and speakers. This year we’ll dive into the reasons why if it’s not fiber, it’s not broadband and how fiber is the only technology that will support true broadband services.”
The 2021 Fiber Connect keynotes include:
- Hu Meena, President and CEO, C Spire
- Marc Ganzi, President and CEO, DigitalBridge Group (formerly known as Colony Capital)
- Tony Thomas, President and CEO, Windstream
- Yaa Kumah-Crystal, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Panels featuring ADTRAN, Calix, EPB and Plume
The event will be opened with a welcoming address by U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, and the conference will also feature a fiber success story presentation highlighting Huntsville Utilities’ successful launch of a fiber broadband network across its city. The 2021 Fiber Connect conference is presented by Platinum Sponsors ADTRAN, Calix and Plume; Gold Sponsors Corning, Dycom, Google Fiber™, Graybar and OFS; and Silver Sponsors A10 Networks, Clearfield, DZS, On Trac, Inc, PPC, Radisys and VETRO.
Registration for the 2021 Fiber Connect is now open. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is following CDC health and safety guidelines. The Fiber Broadband Association and the Gaylord will allow for social distancing throughout the conference areas, the resort and during all activities to ensure the safety of all attendees.
The Fiber Broadband Association is part of the Fibre Council Global Alliance, which is a platform of six global FTTH Councils in the Americas, LATAM, Europe, MENA, and APAC. For the latest FBA and Fiber Connect conference news and updates, please follow us on Twitter at @fiberbroadband.
About the Fiber Broadband Association
The Fiber Broadband Association is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all-fiber-optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while working with its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies and propel the deployment of fiber networks. Since 2001, these companies, organizations and members have worked with communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at fiberbroadband.org.
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