2016 Broadband Communities Summit
Multifamily Track
Editor's Choice Track
Economic Development Track
Rural Broadband Track
Exhibit Hours
Food/Social Functions
Workshops
CLIC Program
2016 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT
CFHP CERTIFICATION
Monday, April 4
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contractor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
CERTIFICATION Day One:
Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)
(San Antonio Room)
8:45 am – 5:00 pm

CLIC Preconference Sessions
(Ballroom B)

  FREE WORKSHOPS
No added charge for registered Summit attendees
(Glass Oaks)

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FREE WORKSHOPS
No added charge for registered Summit attendees
(Wedgewood)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 
Workshop #1
Hands-On Financial Modeling for Private Cable Operators

PART 1
Workshop #2
Student Housing Technical Workshop: On-Campus Housing
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop #3
Gigafying the MDU
Workshop #4
Deliver a Subscriber Experience Like Never Before
Hosted by Calix
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Workshop #5
Contracts 101: Basic Elements That Are A Must In Multifamily Agreements

Workshop #6
Broadband and Economic Development:
It's Not Automatic

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Location: Google Fiber Space
(buses being provided to/from facility, starting at 3:30 pm through 9:00 pm, running every 20 – 30 minutes from each facility)
Sponsored by Google Fiber
Tuesday, April 5
7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Exhibitor Move-In
(Rio Grande Hall)
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
(Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Sponsored by Google Fiber
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CERTIFICATION Day Two:
Certified Fiber-to-the-Home Professional (CFHP)
– Hosted by The Light Brigade (additional fee required)
(San Antonio Room)
7:50 am – 8:00 am
Official Welcome and Introduction
8:00 am – 9:00 am
General Session:
The Internet of Things: Financial and Societal Impacts on Urban and Rural America
The Internet of Things promises new forms of automation – and new uses for broadband technology – but activities have been scattered among disparate applications. How will cities and rural areas alike benefit from “smart cities” and other Internet of Things applications?
(Grand Ballroom A)

Sponsored by Google Fiber

Introduced by Drew Clark, President, Rural Telecommunications Congress; Of Counsel, Best Best & Krieger, LLP

Moderator:
Mark Johnson – CTO, MCNC

Presenter:
Florence D. Hudson – Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2

Panelists:
Paul Hopingardner – Deputy CIO, City of Austin
Steven Garbrecht – Director, GE Digital
Patrick Sims – CTO, Lightcore Group, Inc.
Anne Schwieger – Broadband and Digital Equity Advocate, City of Boston Department of Innovation & Technology

9:10 am – 10:20 am

Blue Ribbon Panel:
Great Communities
Featured properties highlighting the best of everything. Four great case studies that are pretty fantastic. These MDU properties are using technology amenities to wow their residents. Find out how and why they did it.
(Grand Ballroom A)

Sponsored by iPhotonix
Featured Properties:
Deer Ridge Apartment, Jamestown, ND
Park Square at Seven Oaks, Bakersfield, CA
San Travesia, Scottsdale, AZ
AMLI South Shore, Austin, TX

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Featured Keynote Speaker: Hugh Forrest – Director, SWXW Interactive Festival
Let’s Gigafy America
Three technologies. Three competitive business plans. Myriad service offerings and add-ons. One goal: reliable gigabit broadband for everyone.
(Grand Ballroom A)
 
Moderator:
Diane Kruse
– CEO and Consultant, Neo Connect
Keynoters:
Eric Boyer – Senior Vice President, Commercial & Connected Communities, AT&T
Hossam Salib – Vice President of Access Technology Strategy, XFINITY Communities
Mark Strama – Director of Business Operations, Google Fiber, Austin
12:40 pm – 1:40 pm
General Session:
What Can You Do With A Gig?

Find out about the new gigabit applications that are getting ready to launch. Bill Wallace, executive director of US Ignite, will present demonstrations of exciting applications that will soon transform the delivery of health, energy, city services and more.
Working Lunch
(Grand Ballroom A)

Moderator:
Bill Wallace -Executive Director, US Ignite
Presenters:
Lev Gonick – CEO One Community
Danna Bailey – Vice President, Corporate Communications, EPB, Chattanooga, TN
David Lary – Professor, University of Texas, Dallas
Aaron Deacon – Managing Director, KC Digital Drive
1:50 pm – 2:50 pm
General Session:
The State of the Union of Wireless
It's tough to get cellular and Wi-Fi signals to MDU residents these days. They need seamless connections, and modern building materials are energy-efficient but block cell sites. Here's what works, in different situations.
(Grand Ballroom A)
       
1:50 pm – 2:50 pm
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRACK
(Grand Ballroom B)
Blue Ribbon Panel: The Public and Private Sectors Working Together
 
MULTIFAMILY
TRACK

(Grand Ballroom A)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TRACK

(Grand Ballroom B)


RURAL BROADBAND TRACK

(Wedgewood Ballroom)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PART 2

Student Housing:
Off-Campus Housing

Federal Stimulus Projects: How Did They Drive and Support Economic Development? How Are They Faring? What’s Next?

Ensuring State Involvement in Broadband Development: A Blue Ribbon Panel

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm

Part 3
Student Housing:
Vendor Panel
   

Broadband and Economic Development: What the Numbers Do and Don’t Tell Us
 

Extending Middle Mile Fiber Networks to Last Mile Homes in Rural Areas

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Opens – Refreshments (Rio Grande Hall)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Night Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by AT&T Connected Communities
(Gazebo & Trinity Patio)
“Let's Jazz It Up, Austin”
Opening Night Reception with Live Entertainment
Wednesday, April 6
7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
7:30 am – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast and Program
Fifty States of Broadband
Recently SNG and Rural Telecommunication Congress Rural TeleCon reached out to all fifty states to uncover what exactly is going on with broadband activities and investment. This session will discuss trends being seen – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and provide everyone who attends a comprehensive report.
(Glass Oaks Room)

Moderator:
Michael Curri – Founder and President, Strategic Networks Group
Presenters:
Lori Sherwood – Director of Broadband Development, Vantage Point Solutions
Monica Babine – Senior Associate, Washington State University
Doug Adams – Director, Marketing & Communications, Strategic Networks Group, Inc.
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Magellan Presents In-depth Community Broadband Business Model Benchmarking Study
There are many different business models and approaches that communities use to improve broadband services. This session will give attendees a unique perspective and in-depth look into the inner-workings of several community broadband projects, exploring detailed steps that have lead to some of the most successful next-generation broadband networks. Magellan’s presentation will focus on analysis of the real world business, financial and deal structures that communities are using today to attract next-generation broadband. Attendees will learn about key benchmarks that are critical for success of these networks and how to use them to test broadband opportunities in their communities.
(Glass Oaks Room)

Presenters:
Kyle Hollifield – Senior Vice President, Magellan Advisors
John Honker - President, Magellan Advisors
8:45 am – 9:00 am
A Special Announcement From Next Century Cities
(Glass Oaks Room)

Presenter:
Todd O’Boyle – Deputy Director, Next Century Cities
8:00 am – 8:50 am
MULTIFAMILY TRACK
Owner / Legal Roundtable
Closed forum for owners and owner lawyers only.
(Brazos Room)
 
MULTIFAMILY
TRACK

(Glass Oaks Room)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TRACK

(Grand Ballrom B)


RURAL BROADBAND TRACK

(Wedgewood Ballroom)
9:00 am – 9:50 am
New Providers, New Technologies, New Services
PART 1
     

Serving Vulnerable Populations: What’s Needed? What’s Working?

The Role of the Rural Utilities Service in Promoting Broadband

10:00 am – 10:50 am
New Providers, New Technologies, New Services
PART 2

The Next Big Wave in Broadband and Economic Development Initiatives: Public Private Partnerships

Rural Broadband Issues
for Tribal Nations and the Developing World

10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Exhibit Hall Open / Refreshment Break (Rio Grande Hall)
12:45 pm – 2:05pm

Cornerstone Awards Luncheon —
Keynote Address
Presenter: Bill Bates, EVP and Chief of Staff, Council on Competitiveness
(Grand Ballroom A)

Sponsored by Verizon Enhanced Communities

 
MULTIFAMILY
TRACK

(Glass Oaks Room)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TRACK

(Grand Ballrom B)


RURAL BROADBAND TRACK

(Wedgewood Ballroom)
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Access Control and
Security Options

Working Successfully With Economic Development Professionals

How Funding Broadband Can Help Revive Rural Areas: Part 1 - The Connect America Fund

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
MDU Legal Leaders

Highly Successful Broadband/Economic Development Initiatives: What Are They Doing Right?
 

Town Hall Meeting on Broadband Opportunity Council Report – What Does it Mean for Rural America?

4:20 pm – 5:10 pm
Networking Break – Refreshments
(Ballroom Foyer)
5:10 pm – 6:10 pm
Playing With Gigabits: Austin’s Creative Industry Goes High-Speed
This panel will focus on the opportunities that are available to Austin’s creative sector because of giga speeds. The moderator and panelists from Austin will provide information about SXSW Interactive, Austin’s gaming community, and Austin’s creative sector in general, with a focus on how giga speeds are important to each.
(Glass Oaks Room)
Moderator:
Rondella Hawkins – Officer, Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs, City of Austin, TX
Presenters:
Hugh Forrest – Director, SXSW Interactive Festival, Austin, TX
Jim Butler – Manager, City of Austin, TX
Jennifer Bullard – Chairman, International Game Developers Association, Austin, TX
5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Key Legal Issues Affecting Broadband / Economic Development Projects

How A Little Bit of Broadband Funding Can Help Revive Rural Areas, Part 2 – Mobilizing Rural Development

6:10 pm – 7:45 pm
Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception
(Rio Grande Hall)
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Networking Dinners – Privately Arranged
Thursday, April 7
7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Registration Open
(Atrium Foyer)
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
(Grand Ballroom Foyer)
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast Session:
(Grand Ballroom B)
Software-Defined Networking/Network Functions Virtualization (SDN/NFV)
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Track Session:
(Grand Ballroom B)
FTTH Planning: Engineering Best Practices
 
MULTIFAMILY
TRACK

(Grand Ballroom A)

EDITOR'S CHOICE
TRACK

(Grand Ballrom B)


RURAL BROADBAND TRACK

(Wedgewood Ballroom)
9:40 am – 10:30 am
Owner Roundtable
(Frio Room)
Closed forum for property owners and managers only.

Next Century Cities
Special Program

Rural Broadband Advocacy: Gathering the Key Stakeholders

10:40 am – 11:30 am
The Changing
World of Video

Broadband and Education 

How Funding Broadband Can Help Revive Rural Areas, Part 3- Programs to Boost Rural Healthcare

11:40 am – 12:30 pm
Putting It All Together:
Maximizing MDU
Network Business Cases

Building on Demand

Strategies for Electric Cooperatives to Deliver FTTH Services

 

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open (Rio Grande Hall)
12:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Special Program:
New Approaches to Financing Fiber Networks
(Grand Ballroom A)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Special Half-Day Program Hosted by the NTIA BroadbandUSA

Connectivity Initiative

(Grand Ballroom B)

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