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What to Expect When Building a Fiber Network

Join us this fall for the Fiber Broadband Association Colorado Regional Conference, taking place November 5 in Fort Collins, Colorado! Discover what it takes to build and maintain a fiber network and see how fiber could transform your community.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Whether you're just considering a fiber build or have started the process, this conference will provide a road map to a successful network for:

  • Network operators/service providers
  • Electric cooperatives
  • Municipalities
  • City and community leaders
  • Vendors and suppliers

WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED?

Expert speakers will present peer case studies, best practices for deploying a network, and key insights about the industry's future. You'll find answers to questions such as:

  • What goes into the design, build, and installation of a network?
  • How can I fund my network? What are the pros and cons of each funding model?
  • Who are my key partners and how do I tell which vendors are the right fit?
  • How should I market my company and retain customers?
  • What's on the horizon for the future of fiber?

EXPLORE THE PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 5

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction

Lisa Youngers, President & CEO, Fiber Broadband Association
Joseph Jones, Executive Vice President, On Trac, Inc.

8:10 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote
9:10 – 10:00 a.m.

Funding
What to expect when dealing with funding and learning about different financial models.

Moderated by Gary Bolton, Vice President of Global Marketing, ADTRAN

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

MDU Panel

Moderated by John George, Senior Director of Solutions and Professional Services, OFS

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Selecting Vendors
What to expect when selecting equipment, software, and labor vendors. 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Leadership Session
2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Customer Connections
What to expect with branding, public relations, marketing, and customer service.

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Construction & Installation
What to expect with the construction and installation phases.

Moderated by Mark Tichenor, Executive Vice President, On Trac, Inc.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Keynote

Subject to change. Bookmark this page and check for updates as they are made available.

MEET THE EXHIBITORS

  • Adtran
  • AFL
  • Calix
  • Clearfield
  • EPB
  • Kelley-Drye
  • MAsTech
  • OFS
  • Ontrac
  • Power & Tel
  • Zyxel

REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW

  • Member Network Operators: $99
  • Non-Member Network Operators: $149
  • Member Vendors: $175
  • Non-Member Vendors: $225

Not a member? Join now to take advantage of discounted pricing!

Network operators rates apply to those who deliver internet, TV, video, and voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation direct fiber optic connections. This includes independent telephone companies, ISPs, electric utilities and co-ops, as well as municipalities and communities preparing to deploy.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM

BOOK YOUR STAY

All conference activities will take place at the Fort Collins Marriott.

   350 East Horsetooth Road
   Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 USA

Maximize your time at the conference by staying at the headquarters hotel for an exclusive attendee rate of $159 per night, plus taxes and fees, when booked on or before October 7, 2019.

EXHIBIT AND SPONSOR

VIEW EXHIBIT & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the conference? Contact our sales team to learn more!

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Kathy Sveen
+1 312-673-5635
KSveen@FiberBroadband.org

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the Colorado Regional Conference?

Contact our sales team to learn more!

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Kathy Sveen
+1 312-673-5635
KSveen@FiberBroadband.org

 

VIEW EXHIBIT & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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