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Fiber Broadband Association Conference in Detroit sets Spotlight on Fiber Community Benefits

Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2018) — With communities around the country clamoring for next-generation digital infrastructure, the Fiber Broadband Association announced today the full agenda for its 2018 regional conference in Detroit. Aimed at providing vital information for communities and companies interested in deploying fiber broadband to spur economic growth, the conference will take place April 17 through 18 at the Greektown Casino-Hotel.

Featuring representation from more than 20 industry experts, the conference will explore best practices for fiber deployment, including the value proposition of building gigabit networks, and the advanced applications that fiber supports, such as smart city tech.

“This conference is packed with fascinating panels and opportunities for all of us in the fiber broadband space,” said Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association. “By attending, you will get first-hand insight into what fiber can do to improve life for communities across the country.”

The conference is set in Detroit, a city on the verge of becoming the high-tech hub of the Midwest. This resurgence has been supported by Rocket Fiber and the installation of its all-fiber network, which has helped to bring connectivity is bringing  vocational and educational opportunities to Detroit’s citizens, a critical case study for this conference.”

“Rocket Fiber is proud to use fiber to bring both affordable gigabit Internet services to Detroit businesses and its residents,” said Rocket Fiber Co-founder and CEO Marc Hudson. “This regional conference provides the perfect platform to highlight the importance of fiber in today’s technology-driven world, and we hope that the examples provided will encourage others to use fiber to upgrade their own communities.”

Panels will focus on how Detroit has invested in fiber broadband infrastructure to help spur economic and technological growth throughout the city. Featured speakers come from various communities, Michigan State University, ADTRAN, Clearfield, Corning, Rocket Fiber, and other companies across the communications industry. Kirk T. Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, will present new research at the keynote, “Mobility and the Role of Fiber.”

By attending this conference, you will take the first step toward installing ultra-high‐speed broadband—and economic growth—for your own community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fiberbroadband.org/regionalconference

For a full agenda, visit: https://www.fiberbroadband.org/p/cm/ld/fid=829

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