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At the premier Fiber Starter Kit in the industry—the —you will discover what it takes to build and maintain a fiber network and see how fiber could transform your community.




Tuesday, November 5

8:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction

Lisa Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield
Joseph Jones, Executive Vice President, On Trac, Inc.

8:10 – 8:40 a.m.

Keynote: Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins, Colorado

8:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Presentation of the Dr. Charles Kao Award for Community Broadband

8:50 – 9:20 a.m.

Industry Starter Kit #1: Legal & Regulatory Issues
A brief primer on legal and regulatory issues for all-fiber network providers

Chris Laughlin, Counsel, Kelley Drye & Warren

9:30 – 10:20 a.m.

Industry Starter Kit Session #2: Fiber Broadband Funding
What to expect when dealing with funding and learning about different financial models

Moderated by Gary Bolton, Vice President of Global Marketing, ADTRAN, and FBA Board Member
Shawn Arner, Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Department of Agriculture
Nathan Eagan, Chief of Staff, Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, FCC
Teresa Ferguson, Director Federal Broadband Engagement, Colorado Broadband Office

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.

Keynote: Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

MDU Panel

Moderated by John George, Senior Director of Solutions and Professional Services, OFS, and FBA Board Member
Brad Moline, CEO, Allo Communications

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Industry Starter Kit Session #3: Selecting Vendors
What to expect when selecting vendors (RFPs, equipment vendors, and labor partners)

Moderated by Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technology & Energy, and FBA Board Member
Ken Fellman, President & Partner, Kissinger & Fellman, P.C.
Nate Walowitz, Regional Broadband Program Director at NW, Colorado Council of Governments

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Industry Starter Kit Session #4: Customer Connections
What to expect with branding, community relationships, marketing, and customer service

Moderated by Joseph Jones, Executive Vice President, On Trac, Inc., and FBA Regional Conference Chair
Kayla Miles, Communications, Marketing & Sales Analyst, LUS Fiber
Erin Shanley, Marketing Manager, City of Fort Collins
Katie Espeseth, Vice President of New Products, EPB

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Industry Starter Kit Session #5: Construction & Installation
What to expect with the construction and installation phases of a fiber deployment

Moderated by Neil Shaw, Principal, Uptown Services
Ron Frye, Field Operations Supervisor, LUS Fiber
Jimmy Salter, Vice President of Finance, AEG
Mark Tichenor, Executive Vice President, On Trac, Inc.

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.

A Conversation with Service Providers

Moderated by Jeff Gavlinski, Director, Emerging Technology & Innovation, Foresite Group
Ian Carmichael, MDU & Commercial Sales, Longmont Power & Communications

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
Co-Sponsored by ALLO Communications

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