How an Electric Co-Op is paying it forward and helping others get fiber in their rural communities.

Join Craig and Kaleigh as they chat with Sean Vanslyke, CEO of GoSEMO fiber part of the SEMO Electric Co-operative. In this episode, we touch on a number of areas including Camp SEMO. Camp SEMO is a boots on the ground tutorial to help new employees and guests of the co-operative learn about the inner...


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How an Electric Co-Op is paying it forward and helping others get fiber in their rural communities.

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Speaker: Ed Finegold

Company: author, reporter, contributing analyst to TM Forum

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national provid...

Speaker: Eddie Andrews, Principal & CMO and Robert Gilbert, Principal & COO

Company: DxTEL

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national providers.

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

Speaker: Joseph Jones (JJ), Conference Chairman

Company: Fiber Connect 2021

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

“We’re excited to be able to help those smaller communities that maybe don’t have the resource pool or infrastructure that some of the big telcos and ISPs have.”

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving o...

Speaker: Todd Rubin & Shannon McSwiney

Company: Ting, North Carolina

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving out of the area.”

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

Speaker: Jeff Fraleigh, President

Company: ETI Software Solutions

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Speaker: Loyd Rice & Becky Ivester

Company: Semo Electric Cooperative

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Speaker: Ed Finegold

Company: author, reporter, contributing analyst to TM Forum

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national provid...

Speaker: Eddie Andrews, Principal & CMO and Robert Gilbert, Principal & COO

Company: DxTEL

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national providers.

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

Speaker: Joseph Jones (JJ), Conference Chairman

Company: Fiber Connect 2021

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

“We’re excited to be able to help those smaller communities that maybe don’t have the resource pool or infrastructure that some of the big telcos and ISPs have.”

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

Special Report: Shhhh! The Doctor is in. Using local libraries to bring telehealth to their communities

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our busines...

Speaker: Martin Wahl, Principal Program Manager, Industry Accelerators for the Media & Telecommunications Sector

Company: Microsoft

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our business products specifically for the telecom industry.” Martin Wahl, Microsoft

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it ...

Speaker: Christopher Mitchell

Company: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it directly.”

Justice being served swiftly… cannot happen without technology. – Tim Farrow, attorne...

Speaker: Tim Farrow, attorney at law

Company: Domers, Bonamassa &Hynes

Justice being served swiftly… cannot happen without technology. – Tim Farrow, attorney at law with Domers, Bonamassa & Hynes

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Speaker: Ed Finegold

Company: author, reporter, contributing analyst to TM Forum

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national provid...

Speaker: Eddie Andrews, Principal & CMO and Robert Gilbert, Principal & COO

Company: DxTEL

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national providers.

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

Speaker: Joseph Jones (JJ), Conference Chairman

Company: Fiber Connect 2021

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

“We’re excited to be able to help those smaller communities that maybe don’t have the resource pool or infrastructure that some of the big telcos and ISPs have.”

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

5G for 12GHz. “It’s a win, win, win. For industry, for regulators, for US 5G leadership.”

Special Report: Shhhh! The Doctor is in. Using local libraries to bring telehealth to their communities

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our busines...

Speaker: Martin Wahl, Principal Program Manager, Industry Accelerators for the Media & Telecommunications Sector

Company: Microsoft

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our business products specifically for the telecom industry.” Martin Wahl, Microsoft

“Tillman Infrastructure was founded on an ethos of fairness and with a carrier-first mental...

Speaker: Alex Schwartz, Vice President Of Business Development

Company: Tillman Infrastructure

“Tillman Infrastructure was founded on an ethos of fairness and with a carrier-first mentality.”

“We’re excited to be able to help those smaller communities that maybe don’t have the resource pool or infrastructure that some of the big telcos and ISPs have.”

OpenDaylight Pioneer, Robert Varga, CTO PANTHEON.tech

Speaker: Robert Varga

Company: OpenDaylight Project

OpenDaylight Pioneer, Robert Varga, CTO PANTHEON.tech

“The reliable, super-fast connectivity simply changes people’s lives.” Richard Thorpe, Chief Delivery Officer, CityFibre

On a Mission to Deliver Reliable Broadband in the Caribbean – Partnering with Microsoft

The Impact of Broadband Access on Student School Performance

Speaker: Johannes Bauer, Pierrette Dagg

Company: Michigan State University/Merit Network

The Impact of Broadband Access on Student School Performance

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

Speaker: Joseph Jones (JJ), Conference Chairman

Company: Fiber Connect 2021

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

“We see ourselves as the publication of record on broadband policy and internet technology....

Speaker: Drew Clark, founder, editor and publisher

Company: Broadband Breakfast, LLC

“We see ourselves as the publication of record on broadband policy and internet technology.” – Drew Clark, Founder Broadband Breakfast

“This is going to be the largest fiber investment year in history.” Gary Bolton, President & CEO Fiber Broadband Association

How Real Time GIS Analytics Can Improve Network Management

Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, Anastasiia Savchenko, Tarek Kandakji, Derek Landers

Company: GeoGraph Technologies, Esri USA, Esri Gas & Renewables, Lubbock Power & Light

How Real Time GIS Analytics Can Improve Network Management

How Geospatial Analytics Aid Broadband Storm Recovery

Speaker: Jessica Valenti, Greg Babcock, Wendi French

Company: Telco & Utilities, Light & Power, Wyndston Service (New Orleans Emergency Management)

How Geospatial Analytics Aid Broadband Storm Recovery

How an Electric Co-Op is paying it forward and helping others get fiber in their rural communities.

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

Speaker: Joseph Jones (JJ), Conference Chairman

Company: Fiber Connect 2021

Fiber Connect 2021 Preview Show with Conference Chair, “JJ” Joseph Jones

“We see ourselves as the publication of record on broadband policy and internet technology....

Speaker: Drew Clark, founder, editor and publisher

Company: Broadband Breakfast, LLC

“We see ourselves as the publication of record on broadband policy and internet technology.” – Drew Clark, Founder Broadband Breakfast

“This is going to be the largest fiber investment year in history.” Gary Bolton, President & CEO Fiber Broadband Association

Fiber Connect 2020 Preview Show with Conference Chair, Joseph Jones (JJ)

Speaker: Joseph JJ Jones

Company: 2020 Fiber Connect Conference

Fiber Connect 2020 Preview Show with Conference Chair, Joseph Jones (JJ)

BBC SUMMIT 2020 – Fiber: Building A Gigabit World

Speaker: Barbara DeGarmo, Nancy McCain

Company: Broadband Communities

BBC SUMMIT 2020 – Fiber: Building A Gigabit World

Rural Telcos Speak From The RTIME Expo Floor

Speaker: Christine O'Connor

Company: Alaska Telecom Association

Rural Telcos Speak From The RTIME Expo Floor

Building Smart Cities At Lower Cost With Real Benefits

How Real Time GIS Analytics Can Improve Network Management

Speaker: Rafael Fernandes, Anastasiia Savchenko, Tarek Kandakji, Derek Landers

Company: GeoGraph Technologies, Esri USA, Esri Gas & Renewables, Lubbock Power & Light

How Real Time GIS Analytics Can Improve Network Management

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

Speaker: Jeff Fraleigh, President

Company: ETI Software Solutions

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

Special Report: Shhhh! The Doctor is in. Using local libraries to bring telehealth to their communities

“We switch off our fixed wireless access network and move all of the customers across to fibre, but they pay no extra.” Steve Leighton, CEO Voneus

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment...

Speaker: Teles Fremin, chief communications engineer

Company: LUS Fiber

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment for me to be able to talk about it” – Teles Fremin

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it ...

Speaker: Christopher Mitchell

Company: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it directly.”

“The FCC really should not be in the business of deciding winners and losers in the industry.” Doug Dawson, Pots and Pans, Broadband for all

“The reliable, super-fast connectivity simply changes people’s lives.” Richard Thorpe, Chief Delivery Officer, CityFibre

“This is going to be the largest fiber investment year in history.” Gary Bolton, President & CEO Fiber Broadband Association

“When you can have solutions to build strong customers, then they’re going to be stronger and you’re going to have a better business yourself.” – Brian Young, President of IPpay

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national provid...

Speaker: Eddie Andrews, Principal & CMO and Robert Gilbert, Principal & COO

Company: DxTEL

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national providers.

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving o...

Speaker: Todd Rubin & Shannon McSwiney

Company: Ting, North Carolina

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving out of the area.”

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

Speaker: Jeff Fraleigh, President

Company: ETI Software Solutions

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Speaker: Loyd Rice & Becky Ivester

Company: Semo Electric Cooperative

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

5G for 12GHz. “It’s a win, win, win. For industry, for regulators, for US 5G leadership.”

“You can never be future proof, but you can be future ready.”

Speaker: Robert Petruk, Chief Executive and Technology Officer

Company: Gosfield North Communications Co-operative

“You can never be future proof, but you can be future ready.”

“We’ve already installed fiber to the home in about 10 Navajo housing authority developments.”John Badal, CEO Sacred Wind Communications

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s fi...

Speaker: Nigel Hall, CEO

Company: Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG)

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s finding ways to build the bridges across the different interfaces of the solutions.” – Nigel Hall, CEO

“Tillman Infrastructure was founded on an ethos of fairness and with a carrier-first mental...

Speaker: Alex Schwartz, Vice President Of Business Development

Company: Tillman Infrastructure

“Tillman Infrastructure was founded on an ethos of fairness and with a carrier-first mentality.”

How an Electric Co-Op is paying it forward and helping others get fiber in their rural communities.

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Speaker: Ed Finegold

Company: author, reporter, contributing analyst to TM Forum

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving o...

Speaker: Todd Rubin & Shannon McSwiney

Company: Ting, North Carolina

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving out of the area.”

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

Speaker: Jeff Fraleigh, President

Company: ETI Software Solutions

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Speaker: Loyd Rice & Becky Ivester

Company: Semo Electric Cooperative

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

5G for 12GHz. “It’s a win, win, win. For industry, for regulators, for US 5G leadership.”

“You can never be future proof, but you can be future ready.”

Speaker: Robert Petruk, Chief Executive and Technology Officer

Company: Gosfield North Communications Co-operative

“You can never be future proof, but you can be future ready.”

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our busines...

Speaker: Martin Wahl, Principal Program Manager, Industry Accelerators for the Media & Telecommunications Sector

Company: Microsoft

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our business products specifically for the telecom industry.” Martin Wahl, Microsoft

How an Electric Co-Op is paying it forward and helping others get fiber in their rural communities.

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national provid...

Speaker: Eddie Andrews, Principal & CMO and Robert Gilbert, Principal & COO

Company: DxTEL

Three ways DxTEL is helping local community-based fiber providers compete against national providers.

“We’re excited to be able to help those smaller communities that maybe don’t have the resource pool or infrastructure that some of the big telcos and ISPs have.”

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Speaker: Loyd Rice & Becky Ivester

Company: Semo Electric Cooperative

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Special Report: Shhhh! The Doctor is in. Using local libraries to bring telehealth to their communities

“You can never be future proof, but you can be future ready.”

Speaker: Robert Petruk, Chief Executive and Technology Officer

Company: Gosfield North Communications Co-operative

“You can never be future proof, but you can be future ready.”

“We’ve already installed fiber to the home in about 10 Navajo housing authority developments.”John Badal, CEO Sacred Wind Communications

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s fi...

Speaker: Nigel Hall, CEO

Company: Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG)

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s finding ways to build the bridges across the different interfaces of the solutions.” – Nigel Hall, CEO

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it ...

Speaker: Christopher Mitchell

Company: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it directly.”

“I’m tracking lasers on maps. How cool is that?” Jason Hart, Partner Manager at ESRI

Accurate Broadband Mapping Vital to Address the Digital Divide

Speaker: Sascha Meinrath

Company: Penn State University

Accurate Broadband Mapping Vital to Address the Digital Divide

ALYRICA – Customer Focused Broadband WISP

Speaker: Jason Richards

Company: Alyrica Networks

ALYRICA – Customer Focused Broadband WISP

Center On Rural Innovation (CORI)

Speaker: Alex Kelley

Company: Center on Rural Innovation

Center On Rural Innovation (CORI)

How States Are Expanding Broadband Access; Report From Pew Charitable Trusts

Speaker: Kathryn De Wit

Company: The Pew Charitable Trusts Broadband Research Initiative

How States Are Expanding Broadband Access; Report From Pew Charitable Trusts

Broadband Trends Driving Carrier Innovation

Broadband Communities Magazine: The Editors Speak

Speaker: Steve Ross

Company: Broadband Communities Magazine

Broadband Communities Magazine: The Editors Speak

The Benton Institute: Closing the Digital Divide

Speaker: Jon Sallet

Company: Benton Institute for Broadband Society

The Benton Institute: Closing the Digital Divide

Fiber Broadband Association: Education, Research Advocacy

Speaker: Lisa Youngers

Company: Fiber Broadband Association

Fiber Broadband Association: Education, Research Advocacy

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

Speaker: Ed Finegold

Company: author, reporter, contributing analyst to TM Forum

Critical Broadband Infrastructure: Two Major Trends Service Providers Should Be Focusing On.

“We’re excited to be able to help those smaller communities that maybe don’t have the resource pool or infrastructure that some of the big telcos and ISPs have.”

Justice being served swiftly… cannot happen without technology. – Tim Farrow, attorne...

Speaker: Tim Farrow, attorney at law

Company: Domers, Bonamassa &Hynes

Justice being served swiftly… cannot happen without technology. – Tim Farrow, attorney at law with Domers, Bonamassa & Hynes

Broadband and the Homework Gap: Quello Center and Merit Network Research

Accurate Broadband Data Collection & Mapping

Speaker: Charlotte Bewersdorff, Pierrette Renee Widmeye

Company: Merit Networ

Accurate Broadband Data Collection & Mapping

Importance of ACS & TR-069 Device Management During COVID-19

Speaker: Greg Aston

Company: ETI ACS and Device Management Solutions

Importance of ACS & TR-069 Device Management During COVID-19

Ting Charlottesville – Fiber Broadband Built on Community and Customer Service

How States Are Expanding Broadband Access; Report From Pew Charitable Trusts

Speaker: Kathryn De Wit

Company: The Pew Charitable Trusts Broadband Research Initiative

How States Are Expanding Broadband Access; Report From Pew Charitable Trusts

Building Smart Cities At Lower Cost With Real Benefits

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Speaker: Loyd Rice & Becky Ivester

Company: Semo Electric Cooperative

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

5G for 12GHz. “It’s a win, win, win. For industry, for regulators, for US 5G leadership.”

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment...

Speaker: Teles Fremin, chief communications engineer

Company: LUS Fiber

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment for me to be able to talk about it” – Teles Fremin

“The FCC really should not be in the business of deciding winners and losers in the industry.” Doug Dawson, Pots and Pans, Broadband for all

Fiber Broadband Association: Education, Research Advocacy

Speaker: Lisa Youngers

Company: Fiber Broadband Association

Fiber Broadband Association: Education, Research Advocacy

South Africa Broadband Update

Speaker: Juanita Clark, Siphiwe Shandu, Graham Crooks

Company: FTTX Council Africa, Dark Fiber Africa, Manholes

South Africa Broadband Update

Revving the Broadband Engine

Speaker: Craig Settles

Company: CJ Speaks

Revving the Broadband Engine

How an Electric Co-Op is paying it forward and helping others get fiber in their rural communities.

“We’re somewhat unique as an industry association because we actually foster collaboration between both the operators and the vendors, for the greater good of our industry.” -George Glass, CTO TM Forum

Protecting the Internet from the extremes of climate change with David Theodore

New Broadband Forum UDP Speed Test Targets FTTP

Speaker: Robin Mersh

Company: Broadband Forum

New Broadband Forum UDP Speed Test Targets FTTP

Accurate Broadband Mapping Vital to Address the Digital Divide

Speaker: Sascha Meinrath

Company: Penn State University

Accurate Broadband Mapping Vital to Address the Digital Divide

Aeronet: Leading Broadband Provider In Puerto Rico

Broadband Trends Driving Carrier Innovation

Tips From Tipmont EMC On Utility Broadband Service

Speaker: Ron Holcomb

Company: Tipmont EMC

Tips From Tipmont EMC On Utility Broadband Service

The Benton Institute: Closing the Digital Divide

Speaker: Jon Sallet

Company: Benton Institute for Broadband Society

The Benton Institute: Closing the Digital Divide

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving o...

Speaker: Todd Rubin & Shannon McSwiney

Company: Ting, North Carolina

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving out of the area.”

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

“We’ve already installed fiber to the home in about 10 Navajo housing authority developments.”John Badal, CEO Sacred Wind Communications

“We switch off our fixed wireless access network and move all of the customers across to fibre, but they pay no extra.” Steve Leighton, CEO Voneus

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to work with City Fibre. It’s a fantastic organization. The opportunity to bring fiber to so many folks in the UK is an honor.”

“Everybody in the telecom industry is going through the same thing.”

Speaker: Amanda Hofer

Company: Taylor Telephone Cooperative

“Everybody in the telecom industry is going through the same thing.”

“The reliable, super-fast connectivity simply changes people’s lives.” Richard Thorpe, Chief Delivery Officer, CityFibre

“This is going to be the largest fiber investment year in history.” Gary Bolton, President & CEO Fiber Broadband Association

“Fiber is at the Core of All Our Technology.” Cheryl Choy, Senior Vice President, Broadband Product Management & Strategy at AT&T

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving o...

Speaker: Todd Rubin & Shannon McSwiney

Company: Ting, North Carolina

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving out of the area.”

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment...

Speaker: Teles Fremin, chief communications engineer

Company: LUS Fiber

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment for me to be able to talk about it” – Teles Fremin

“This could be the solution to solving the digital divide in America.” – Evan Marwell

“You can’t have Telehealth without broadband.” Craig Settles, Author and Industry Analyst

“Fiber is at the Core of All Our Technology.” Cheryl Choy, Senior Vice President, Broadband Product Management & Strategy at AT&T

Medina County Fiber Network – Fiber Broadband Built for Economic Development

Fiber Broadband Market Research And Analysis From RVA

Speaker: Mike Render

Company: RVA LLC Marketing & Consulting

Fiber Broadband Market Research And Analysis From RVA

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving o...

Speaker: Todd Rubin & Shannon McSwiney

Company: Ting, North Carolina

“When we get people on the network, they’re not leaving unless they’re moving out of the area.”

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.&#...

Speaker: Kara Chandeysson

Company: Ting City Manager, Charlottesville Virginia

“A true differentiator for us is not only how we acquire customers, but how we keep them.”

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

Speaker: Jeff Fraleigh, President

Company: ETI Software Solutions

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Speaker: Loyd Rice & Becky Ivester

Company: Semo Electric Cooperative

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

“We’ve already installed fiber to the home in about 10 Navajo housing authority developments.”John Badal, CEO Sacred Wind Communications

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s fi...

Speaker: Nigel Hall, CEO

Company: Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG)

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s finding ways to build the bridges across the different interfaces of the solutions.” – Nigel Hall, CEO

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment...

Speaker: Teles Fremin, chief communications engineer

Company: LUS Fiber

“I’ll always say that LUS Fiber is my first baby, so it’s always a proud moment for me to be able to talk about it” – Teles Fremin

“Everybody in the telecom industry is going through the same thing.”

Speaker: Amanda Hofer

Company: Taylor Telephone Cooperative

“Everybody in the telecom industry is going through the same thing.”

“The reliable, super-fast connectivity simply changes people’s lives.” Richard Thorpe, Chief Delivery Officer, CityFibre

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

Speaker: Loyd Rice & Becky Ivester

Company: Semo Electric Cooperative

“If we didn’t do this for our members, nobody else was.”

“We switch off our fixed wireless access network and move all of the customers across to fibre, but they pay no extra.” Steve Leighton, CEO Voneus

“This could be the solution to solving the digital divide in America.” – Evan Marwell

Next Century Cities (NCC) – Advocates For Universal Fastm Affordable & Reliable Broadband Access

Deploying Municipal Fiber Broadband Networks Economically

Speaker: Brian Snider

Company: Lit Communities

Deploying Municipal Fiber Broadband Networks Economically

“We’re excited to be able to help those smaller communities that maybe don’t have the resource pool or infrastructure that some of the big telcos and ISPs have.”

“We’ve already installed fiber to the home in about 10 Navajo housing authority developments.”John Badal, CEO Sacred Wind Communications

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s fi...

Speaker: Nigel Hall, CEO

Company: Cambridge Broadband Networks Group (CBNG)

“It’s all about partnerships and it’s all about collaboration and it’s finding ways to build the bridges across the different interfaces of the solutions.” – Nigel Hall, CEO

“Tillman Infrastructure was founded on an ethos of fairness and with a carrier-first mental...

Speaker: Alex Schwartz, Vice President Of Business Development

Company: Tillman Infrastructure

“Tillman Infrastructure was founded on an ethos of fairness and with a carrier-first mentality.”

“Everything is designed to be wireless now. Forget about fiber.” Ely Compean

“When you can have solutions to build strong customers, then they’re going to be stronger and you’re going to have a better business yourself.” – Brian Young, President of IPpay

“For us, fixed wireless has been such a flexible technology. It allows you to span great distances at a lower cost and with a lot less environmental impact than fiber.” CEO Skyler Ditchfield GeoLinks

“When you pair excellent marketing and excellent sales, that’s where things get exciting.”- Michael Kellim, Leverage Social and WispBroker.com

The Year in Review 2020

Speaker: Craig Corbin, Brad Hine, Pete Pitzzulo

Company: ETI Software

The Year in Review 2020

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

Speaker: Jeff Fraleigh, President

Company: ETI Software Solutions

“Every customer we have right now is in growth mode.”

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our busines...

Speaker: Martin Wahl, Principal Program Manager, Industry Accelerators for the Media & Telecommunications Sector

Company: Microsoft

“This is the first time we’ve really taken a look at how we can customize our business products specifically for the telecom industry.” Martin Wahl, Microsoft

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it ...

Speaker: Christopher Mitchell

Company: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance

“If cities want to make sure they have great access, they need to take a strong role in it directly.”

“The FCC really should not be in the business of deciding winners and losers in the industry.” Doug Dawson, Pots and Pans, Broadband for all

Working towards a next generation 911 system that will accept data from any device, anywhere.

Speaker: Claire Ward, Mike Henson

Company: NoaNet (Northwest Open Access Network)

Working towards a next generation 911 system that will accept data from any device, anywhere.

“Everyone needs the internet, but why doesn’t everyone have it?” Emily Stewart, Vox Media

Open Access Networks Foster Competition And Benefits Subscribers

Underline – Open Access Fiber Networks Build Vibrant Communities

Utopia Fiber’s Open Access Fiber Broadband Network

Speaker: Kim McKinley

Company: Utopia Fiber

Utopia Fiber’s Open Access Fiber Broadband Network