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At the premier Fiber Starter Kit in the industry—the —we discussed what it takes to build and maintain a fiber network and how fiber could transform a community.

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Tuesday, November 5

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast
Co-Sponsored by CommScope and TVC-Wesco

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction

Lisa Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
Kevin Morgan, Chairman of the Board, Fiber Broadband Association & Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield
Joseph Jones, Regional Conference Chair, Fiber Broadband Association & 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 LLP

9:20 – 9:30 a.m.

Break
Sponsored by Fort Collins Connexion 

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, Treasurer, Fiber Broadband Association & Vice President of Global Marketing, ADTRAN
Shawn Arner, Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Utilities Service
Nathan Eagan, Chief of Staff, Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, FCC
Teresa Ferguson, Director Federal Broadband Engagement, Colorado Broadband Office
David Levitan, President and COO, Waterleaf International

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.

Keynote: Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

Break
Sponsored by Fort Collins Connexion

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

MDU Panel

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Black & Veatch

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, Board Member, Fiber Broadband Association & President, CTC Technology and Energy
Ken Fellman, President & Partner, Kissinger & Fellman, P.C.
Gregg Logan, Secretary, Fiber Broadband Association & Vice President of Engineering, C Spire / Telapex, Inc.
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, Regional Conference Chair, Fiber Broadband Association & Executive Vice President, On Trac, Inc.
Katie Espeseth, Vice Chair, Fiber Broadband Association & Vice President of New Products, EPB
Erin Shanley, Marketing Manager, City of Fort Collins

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
Mark Kurtz, Senior Business Project Manager, Elevate

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
Co-Sponsored by Alianza, ALLO Communications, Google Fiber and Tii Technologies

Subject to change.