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The Fiber Broadband Association is proud to announce its weekly live video series, Fiber for Breakfast.

Fiber for Breakfast is a weekly 30-minute live video discussion hosted by our President and CEO, Lisa R. Youngers, and featuring industry thought leaders on current topics that explore fiber as the critical infrastructure for 21st century communications as well as other connectivity and workplace issues presented during these challenging times.

Fiber for Breakfast will take place every Wednesday at 10am ET. Below are the registration links and recordings for each episode.

Week 16, Bragging Lights – Fiber and Lower OpEx. An FBA Study.
(July 15, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Mark Boxer, Applications Engineering Manager, OFS

  • John George, Senior Director- Solutions and Professional Services, OFS

  • Barry Walton, Solution Architect, Corning Optical Communications

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 15, Fiber and 5G
(July 8, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer, Clearfield

  • Kurt Jacobs, Director, Solutions, JMA Wireless

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 14, Fiber and the Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency & Monitoring
(July 1, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Jim Glass, Senior Manager - Smart Grid Development, EPB

  • Rich Carpenter, Senior Manager - Fiber Network Operations and Fiber Engineering, EPB

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 13, Fiber and the Smart City
(June 24, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Information Technology / Chief Innovation Officer, City of Coral Gables

  • Peter Murray, Executive Director, Dense Networks

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 12, State Broadband Funds and Deployment Offices
(June 17, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Teresa Ferguson, Director, Federal Broadband Engagement, State of Colorado

  • Crystal Ivey, Broadband Director, Community and Rural Development, State of Tennessee

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 11, The FCC Adopts RDOF Procedural Rules
(June 10, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Tom Cohen, Partner, Kelley, Drye & Warren

  • Mike Romano, Sr. Vice President of Industry Affairs and Business Development, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 10, Building out Fiber Networks to Rural Communities
(June 3, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Scott Jackson, National Market Manager - Broadband, Graybar
  • Charles L. Phillips, VP of Technical Services, Gibson EMC; VP of Operations, Gibson Connect

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 9, Examining the Cybersecurity of our Networks
(May 27, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Doug Howland, Senior Director, Systems Products, Calix
  • Alex Ryals, Vice President, Security Solutions, Tech Data

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 8, RDOF: Plan for Your First Deadline
(May 20, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technology & Energy
  • Jon Wilkins, Partner, Quadra Partners/FiberRise

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 7, Post COVID-19: The Future of Work
(May 13, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Janet Schijns, CEO, JS Group
  • Adam Zuckerman, Eisenhower Fellow & Emerging Technology/Future of Work Strategist

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 6, New Market Research is in – Broadband in the Pandemic
(May 6, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Diego Anderson, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Lumos Networks
  • Michael Render, CEO And Principal Analyst, RVA, LLC
  • Monica Webb, Head of Market Development & Strategic Partnerships, Ting Internet 

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 5, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Localized Telemedicine and Keeping Patients First 
(April 29, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Dr. James Cates, M.D., Satellite Med
  • J. Wilson Cates III, Co-Founder & CEO, Intellectual Care, LLC

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 4, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response: It's NOT Trillions. Building Out Fiber to 90% of US Households. An Overview of FBA's Rural Fiber Cost Study.
(April 22, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Tom Cohen, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Sam Kornstein, CFA, Vice President Strategy & Analytics, Cartesian
  • Bob Whitman, VP Market Development, Corning 

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 3, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response: How Do We Deploy and Construct Networks During a Pandemic?
(April 15, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Clay Branch, Director Network Development, C-Spire
  • Steve Sellenriek, President, Sellenriek Construction
  • Mark Tichenor, Executive Vice President, On Trac, Inc.

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 2, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Will We Break the Internet?
(April 8, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Gary Bolton, Vice President Global Marketing, ADTRAN
  • Ryan Keel, Vice President - Technical Operations, EPB
  • Jon Sallet, Benton Senior Fellow, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

Week 1, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Hill Legislation and Online Learning (April 1, 2020 - 10am ET)

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Panelists:

  • Mark Boxer, Applications Engineering Manager, OFS
  • J.Ed Marston, Vice President Marketing, EPB
  • Steve Perry, Principal, Perry Bayliss Government Relations

Moderator: Lisa R. Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association