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The Fiber Broadband Association and its members offer learning opportunities through webinars, which are open to the public unless otherwise specified. Interested in presenting a webinar? Learn more.

Year of 10G

Tuesday, June 25, 2:00 p.m. EDT


Today’s network planners and operators must choose what to invest in amid a complex, evolving landscape of fiber broadband technologies. They need to make the right decisions from a cost standpoint and identify architectural solutions that can best “future-proof” their network to meet the demands of their communities and subscribers for many years to come.

The webinar will cover:

  • Benefits of deploying 10 Gigabit PON 
  • Guidance on monetizing the subscriber edge
  • How to support current service needs
  • The ability to scale economically

Speaker: Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, ADTRAN

Kurt Raaflaub leads ADTRAN’s strategic solutions marketing, and has more than 20 years’ experience in telecom. He has global solutions marketing responsibility for the areas of SDN/NFV, Gigabit Broadband, and Customer Connectivity directed at the residential, enterprise and mobile access markets. Prior to his current position, Raaflaub was responsible for directing ADTRAN’s Broadband, Carrier Ethernet and Packet Optical solutions marketing activities within ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division. In 2006, he joined ADTRAN from Nortel where for over a decade, he held various roles focused on marketing and managing new disruptive market opportunities.

Be a Hero at Layer Zero: GIS for Fiber Network Management

Thursday, July 25, 2:00 p.m. EDT


This webinar, presented by Will Mitchell and Steven Marchessault of VETRO FiberMap, will cover the most effective means of planning, designing, building, managing, and selling your fiber broadband network using GIS data and technology. Fiber management GIS platforms are essential for designing and managing modern broadband networks, as GIS data fuels the fundamental process of locating the unserved or underserved. Additionally, the geography of broadband investment and grant funding is changing rapidly as state and federal programs target rural and last mile builds. By merging demand with design, network builders can expand infrastructure in a highly targeted manner while compiling critical outside plant documentation. We will take a tour of some GIS data resources, explore local and national data sets, and tie it all back to the actual network infrastructure mapping process.

This webinar is for:

● Outside plant engineers designing fiber networks
● Executives of companies developing networks
● Anyone interested in telecom mapping

You will learn about:

● The essentials of GIS data integration
● The time-saving benefits of design automation
● The importance of location data

Will Mitchell is the Co-Founder and CEO of VETRO FiberMap. He focuses on building the VETRO FiberMap team, platform strategy, partnerships, sales and marketing. Will is a GIS professional with 25 years of applied technical experience, and an educational background that includes an M.S. in Geography from George Mason University, and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Steven Marchessault leads the VETRO FiberMap customer service and technical support team. He holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maine, and his experience includes service and technical support in Industrial Automation software, agriculture and emergency services.

Past Webinars

Click a title below to go to a description page in our webinar library. You must be logged in as a member to access this area of the library. Presented By
Speed-to-revenue: Where can ML/AI Take Network Engineering and Construction Services Michael Measels and Fabion Kauker, 3-GIS
Building the Case for a Digital and Collaborative Fiber Deployment    Paul Sulisz, Biarri Networks
Why YOU should attend the 2019 Fiber Broadband Starter Kit Workshop Mark Boxer, OFS and Valerie Lucas, EPB
Improved Methods for Fiber Rollouts: Easing Tomorrow's Challenges by Applying Yesterday's Lessons Scot Bohaychyk, Clearfield
Digital Network Construction: A technology-enabled solution to the complexities of large-scale network deployment Sam Pratt and Dan Flemming, Render Networks
North American 5G Deployment Update Joe Jensen, Corning /Kevin Wynne, Comsof
2018 Fiber Broadband Market Research: Record Growth/Record Impact! (Open to non-members) / Webinar Slides (Members only) Mike Render, President, RVA LLC
What's at stake for fiber? Policy Update: 2018 Wrap-up and Looking Ahead to 2019  Fiber Broadband Association
Fiber Optic Sensing Association - Who We Are and What We Do Fiber Optic Sensing Association
Digital Disruption is Everywhere Fresnel
Fiber to the MDU Unit Fiber Broadband Association
Fiber Network Management for an Advancing Community Hexagon 
Get Ready to Launch VoIP Alianza
Your Guide to Machine-Led FTTx Planning Biarri
Reaching Your Cost Per Living Unit Goals Clearfield
The Impact of 5G on Fiber Requirements [members only]  /  5G White Paper - open to non-members Fiber Broadband Association
Before Bidding in the CAF II Auction Hear From FCC Senior Staff - Create a guest account on our site to access if not a member. FCC
From Zero to BOM in 20 Minutes VETRO FiberMap
2017 Fiber Broadband Market Research RVA LLC and Fiber Broadband Assn
Densification in Fiber Pathways OFS
The Business Case for City Owned Fiber to Serve City Needs and Enable Digital Fiber CTC Technology and Energy
Broadband Providers Embracing Hosted PBX for Their Business Audience Net2Phone
The Impacts of CORD on Fiber Infrastructure Corning
Fiber to the MDU Unit - The Time is NOW! Fiber Broadband Assn, OFS, Light Brigade
How to Get Your Network Ready for the Next Gen PON EXFO
Four Strategies for At Scale Deployment Fresnel
Make Data Great Again ETI Software Solutions
Network Planning Automation: A New Approach to Strategic Network Planning Fiber PlanIT/Comsof
Breaking New Evidence - FTTH Impacts Local Development Mike Render/RVA/Fiber Broadband Assn
El futuro de las redes FTTH esta aqui - Soluciones preconectorizadas Furukawa
Delivering Multigigabit Speeds in Community Settings  XFINITY Communities
New Options to Deliver Fiber to the Last Mile Clearfield
Accelerating the Connected Future: #fiberfuture Heather B. Gold and Fiber Broadband Assn Board Members
Evolution of Fiber Connectivity at Central Offices & Data Centers Go!Foton
How the P3 Model Used in Transportation Could Enable a New Generation of Fiber Networks CTC Technology and Engineering
FTTH Council Member Benefits Ancilla Brady
Public Policy Update Tom Cohen
Meeting Your First Build Priority: Fiber Delivery Options for The Last Mile Clearfield
New Research: Has 2016 Been Record Breaking For North American FTTH? RVA Mike Render
Network Reliability and Total Cost of Ownership: Critical Network Build Factors to Consider Clearfield
Got Fiber? You Need VoIP! The Power of Voice in Broadband Bundles Alianza
The FirstNet RFP Opportunity Wiley Rein
New Technology in Non–Conductive Dielectric Locating Tape and Rope Making Fiber Optic Facilities Locatable without a Metal Conductor 3M
A Call to Engage: A Special Message to the Members from Heather B. Gold, Council CEO/President Tom Cohen
Demand Aggregation Tools COS Systems
New Network Operator Research: FTTH Close To Record Deployment in North America Mike Render, RVA
FTTH: Stories from the Front Line – Dalton Utilities, Spiral Internet, ARMC FTTH Council
New Innovations for Fiber to the Home Deployments Ericsson
Passive and Active Devices in FTTx Networks Light Brigade
New Consumer Research: The Significant Impact of FTTH in 2015 Mike Render
FCC Tech Transitions Orders: What They Mean For Your Business FTTH Council
Removing the Mystery from OTDR Measurements Greenlee
See what Video Calls will be like in the Fiber Future Revolve/Kubi
Troubleshooting FTTH Networks EXFO
Connected Consumer Roadmap: Driven by the Internet of Things CABA/IHS
Efficient FTTx Design Solutions Cyient
Big Data Analytics: A Goldmine for FTTH Service Providers ETI
Last Mile Fiber Delivery Solutions Using Labor Lite Technology Clearfield
The Agriculture Act of 2014 & its Impact on RUS Telecom Programs RUS
FTTH Council Regulatory Update: Addressing the FCC’s Proposals to Require Battery Backup for Customer Premises Equipment and Notices and Comment for Copper Retirement  
Private Public Partnership CTC Tech & Energy

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Fiber Connect

Whether you’re looking for new strategies to build your customer base, tools to make deployment more affordable, or the opportunity to learn from industry leaders as they explore the future of fiber - Fiber Connect has it all.  The conference, held annually in June, also presents a comprehensive lineup of education led by the industry’s best.

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