2013 Broadband Communities Summit
Commercial Building Track
Wednesday, April 17

8:00 am – 8:50 am
The MTU Competitive Advantage: Fiber
Small and mid-sized businesses increasingly rely on the Internet for cloud-based processing as well as for file transfer and communications. They need not only bandwidth – especially on the upstream side – but also reliable, future-proof and flexible access. A business trying to take advantage of new opportunities can’t afford to let communications capacity become a bottleneck. That’s why the availability of superior broadband is now a key factor in business leasing decisions and rent levels. Owners of multitenant commercial buildings can learn in this session how to meet the broadband needs of current and prospective tenants.

Marty Stern – Partner, K&L Gates

Tom Nugent – National Sales Director, Verizon Enhanced Communities
William Weber – SVP and General Counsel, Cbeyond Inc.
Mark Boxer – Applications Engineering Mgr., OFS

9:00 am – 9:50 am
Optical LANs
Using new optical LAN technology, a fiber-fed business can deliver fiber connectivity all the way to an employee’s desk. In this session, find out about the operational and energy savings and performance enhancements that make the optical LAN a superior alternative to the traditional Ethernet LAN, and learn how to tell if this new approach can improve connectivity for your building.

Steve Ross – Corporate Editor, Broadband Communities

Brian Caskey – Chief Marketing Officer, Zhone Technologies
Jeff Van Horne – Staff Product Manager, Tellabs
David Scott – Director of Passive Optical LAN Sales, Motorola Mobility

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