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Table Top #26

3-GIS is a leading innovator of smart geospatial solutions for the fiber networks. 3-GIS Network Solutions is a simple, smart, and fast GIS fiber management system for fiber network planning, design, construction, and management. 3-GIS Network Solutions, comprised of intuitive web, mobile, and admin components, is the world’s first web-based, full-editing fiber network management software. Visit for more information.

Wednesday Afternoon Networking Break

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. AARP TEK stands for Technology, Education and Knowledge. AARP TEK Academy is dedicated to bringing individuals the information they need now about the technology in their lives. AARP TEK Online enables people to use technology to connect to people and interests in their lives through access to videos, webinars and courses.

Table Top #16

ADTRAN is an established supplier of advanced network infrastructure, converged communications solutions and a market leader in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) for Gigabit Services delivery. ADTRAN is enabling communities and connecting lives with the industry’s broadest portfolio of access networks and business solutions that focus on bringing the world together.

Advanced Media Technologies
Table Top #21

Advanced Media Technologies (AMT), is a value added reseller of high-performance broadband products specializing in data solutions with DOCSIS, GPON, DSL and IP Technologies. AMT offers end-to-end data services including: Expert design and engineering of your data system; Equipment purchase, installation and configuration of your CMTS; RF network testing and validation for your distribution system; Purchase and provisioning of cable modems and routers; Ongoing technical support for your installation and your subscribers. AMT also offers a complete line of FTTH, IPTV, and CATV products from leading manufacturers such as Adtec, Amino, ARRIS, ATX Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Blonder Tongue, Casa, Drake, EGT, Emcore, Olson Technology, Pacific Broadband Networks, Harmonic, Imagine/RGB , and ZeeVee. AMT has unmatched inventory of stocked items including CMTSs, Digital and Analog Headend Products, Digital Encoders, Line Gear, Cable Modems & Gateways, and Digital QAM & IP Set-Tops. Located in Deerfield Beach, Fla.,

AMT is a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, the North American subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation of Japan.

Table Top #7

Alcatel-Lucent is the leading IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology specialist. We are dedicated to making global communications more innovative, sustainable and accessible for people, businesses and governments worldwide. Our mission is to invent and deliver trusted networks to help our customers unleash their value. Every success has its network.

Booth #32

Calix is a global leader in access innovation, and North America’s leading provider of fiber access systems and software. Leverage our fiber access expertise to become the broadband service provider of choice to their subscribers. Visit for more information.

Booth #34

Looking for a better way to consolidate, protect and distribute fiber? Clearfield’s approach to fiber management promises scalable deployment, craft-friendly operation, and unsurpassed performance. Going beyond “Plug’n Play,” Clearfield’s FieldSmart line of optical enclosures for the inside and outside plant, as well as the FieldShield fiber delivery platform, promise “Labor Lite”. Clearfield’s innovative approach sets the standard for a scalable fiber optic network and unmatched fiber performance while lowering the cost of broadband deployment and reducing not only the time to install fiber but also simplifying the complexity and time required to engineer the network design.

Free Workshops

Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC)
Table Top #40

The Coalition for Local Internet Choice – CLIC – represents a wide range of public and private interests who support the authority of local communities to make the broadband Internet choices that are essential for economic competitiveness, democratic discourse, and quality of life in the 21st century. Membership is free. Join here.

Connected Nation
Table Top #10

Connected Nation is a leading technology organization committed to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to all Americans. Connected Nation effectively raises the awareness of the value of broadband and related technologies by developing coalitions of influencers and enablers for improving technology access, adoption, and use. Connected Nation works with consumers, community leaders, states, and technology providers and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop and implement technology expansion programs with core competencies centered on a mission to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved or overlooked. For more information, please visit:

Connected Nation Exchange CNX
Table Top #14

Time is of the essence for states and communities seeking to own their broadband future, especially with respect to mobile communications and fiber networks. States and local governments must act with efficiency and expediency as the policies that impact the strengthening of local communications networks are rapidly evolving in real time.

CNX is uniquely positioned to provide a solution that is the proverbial win-win for the public and commercial players involved in broadband expansion. Using our proprietary platform developed over the last decade, CNX identifies, maps and assesses the value of city-owned assets (fiber optics, rooftops, buildings, towers, signage, raw land, utility poles, Rights of Ways, etc.) and counsels municipalities on creating more efficient access to these assets. As a result, cities and other public property owners are able to monetize and optimize their assets while commercial carriers gain access to previously unavailable sites in an efficient manner which greatly speeds up their time to market.

Corning Optical Communications
Table Top #20

Corning Optical Communications is an industry-leading supplier of FTTH product solutions with over 10 years and in excess of 25 million homes passed (HP).

Spanning a broad range of end-to-end fiber and wireless solutions for communications networks, Corning Optical Communications forms the backbone that connects businesses, homes, and people around the globe.

COS Systems
Table Top #15

COS Systems is the maker of software products that enable the planning, deployment and management of fiber access networks. COS Service Zones™ products accelerate profitable fiber network deployment by engaging businesses and consumers in service areas that network buildouts are being planned, securing their interest and commitment before building. By replacing traditional assumptions and best effort estimates with real-time customer demand, Service Zones delivers more profitable networks.

Once fiber networks are deployed, the COS Business Engine and Marketplace (BEM) software delivers a complete business and operations support system for your network. Using a familiar app store interface, BEM lets service providers market their services and enables customers to select offerings, delivering a comprehensive solution to automate the operational and business processes critical to sell, provision and manage modern broadband networks.

From initial network deployment to efficient network operations, COS delivers successful network deployments, improved customer satisfaction, and profitable fiber networks.

Dycom Industries
Table Top #3

A leading provider of engineering, construction, subscriber installations, maintenance, and underground facility locating services to the telecommunications and utility industries. Dycom Industries subsidiaries provide services to construct, install, optimize and maintain FTTH facilities. We offer a full complement of turnkey services, including planning, engineering and design, project management, materials purchasing and distribution, infrastructure construction, CO and inside plant EF&I, residential and commercial installations, customer acquisition, locating services and maintenance.

Ervin Cable Construction, LLC
Table Top #2

Ervin Cable Construction, LLC is a leading provider of specialty contracting services to the dynamic telecommunications industry having provided outside plant construction services in excess of thirty five years. These services, which are provided throughout the MidWest, Southeast and East Coast, include engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services to numersous telecommunications providers throughout this territory.

eX2 Technology LLC
Table Top #4

Our company delivers multi-faceted solutions and services to your network project with greater efficiency, less cost, and a streamlined acquisition process.

We specialize in financing, designing, installing and maintaining robust broadband, intelligent transportation and critical infrastructure networks for government agencies, consortiums and public/private partnerships (P3). Our business is a single source solutions provider for communities and public agencies seeking to build or enhance their intelligent infrastructure.

Simply put – we’re a network design/build firm that brings financing options and creative funding alternatives to the partnership. Our philosophy is that completing your project and maintaining it for the long haul is just as important as finding a way to fund it.

By connecting public agencies and communities to the gigabit world, we foster economic development, advanced communications, improved interoperability and public safety, innovative tele-health and enriched education. Our team has the extensive knowledge, ability, and industry expertise to provide an unprecedented single source solution to our customers. We’ll deliver tomorrow’s next generation networks.

FTTH Council Americas
Table Top #44

Now in its eleventh year, the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council Americas is a non-profit association consisting of companies and organizations that deliver video, Internet and/or voice services over high-bandwidth, next-generation, direct fiber optic connections - as well as companies that manufacture FTTH products and others involved in planning and building FTTH networks. The Council works to create a cohesive group to share knowledge and build industry consensus on key issues surrounding fiber to the home. Its mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber access networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for service providers and their customers, promote economic development and enhance quality of life. The Council organizes North America's largest annual FTTH event, the FTTH Conference & Expo.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Booth #33

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, has built communications networks for over 30 years. We bring the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to communities; state and federal governments; utilities; large enterprises; and major global service providers. Our expertise touches the lives of millions and enhances the technological vitality of communities.

Customers have long relied on Fujitsu as a trusted partner as they expand, modernize, or build new fiber networks. We are experts in sourcing best-of-breed equipment, managing complex multivendor deployments, and providing a complete suite of network integration services. We take a consultative approach to establish communications baseline, and then to analyze, create, and implement a custom solution for your unique requirements. Then we collaborate with you to design, implement, and manage your communications network, so that you achieve the necessary communications infrastructure to help your community grow economically now and for years to come.

G4S Secure Integration
Booth # 35

G4S Secure Integration specializes in the design and implementation of modern communications networks and infrastructure for public and private customers. A trusted provider of facilities, equipment and personnel for a wide variety of communications infrastructure, we offer custom-tailored, results-oriented services in SONET, IP/Ethernet, DWDM/CWDM, wireless, last mile and broadband networks.

Since 1988 G4S Secure Integration has deployed more than 2 million fiber miles. We can help develop a green-field network or integrate into an existing infrastructure. We work with inside and outside plant facilities and provide all types of networks for voice, data and video applications. Our wide service range includes design, engineering, cable and equipment procurement, aerial and underground installation, construction, system testing and turn-up, fusion splicing and documentation.

G4S Secure Integration is a founding Fiber to the Home Council member specializing in last mile and broadband solutions for ILECs, CLECs, utilities, municipalities, economic development projects and rural broadband cooperatives.

IPiFony Systems
Table Top #8

Since 2004, IPiFony has been helping ISP’s and Municipalities interested in adding voice to their data offering. For Municipalities looking to gain an edge in an increasingly competitive market, IPiFony has the answer. Our turn-key VoIP solutions allow you to diversify your data offering through the creation of an additional revenue stream, while also helping you to increase growth and customer retention.

The best part? We do all the heavy lifting by providing network engineering, billing integration, regulatory and compliance support, along with onsite technical and sales training for you and your team.

Let IPiFony help you raise your voice. Deployed on your existing network, IPiFony’s facilities-based, multi-tenant soft switch solution boasts the lowest cost of entry in the industry. This, along with our grow-as-you-grow business model, preserves the margins for you, the service provider.

Keller McIntyre & Associates
Wednesday Morning Networking Break

Keller McIntyre & Associates (KM) is a full-service government relations and federal grants agency that specializes in serving municipalities. KM serves rural governments by identifying, writing, submitting, and winning major federal grants and low-interest loans to build high- speed wireline and wireless data service networks. By teaming with Broadband Developers and Internet Service Providers, KM also brings private partners to build, own, and operate these networks providing the best private-public partnership funding solutions to rural government leaders. Contact us today for a free consultation:

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
Wednesday Morning Networking Break Sponsor

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. (“KBCM”) – KBCM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KeyCorp and a full service investment banking firm, serving issuers of municipal debt for over 40 years. KBCM houses Key’s investment banking and securities broker dealer operations including all of our municipal and corporate bond activity. KBCM has over 600 employees located in 20 offices, including 120 professionals involved in all aspects of investment banking and capital formation, 35 of which are public finance professionals. Additionally, KBCM has 14 sales, trading and underwriting professionals dedicated solely to tax-exempt public finance offerings. KBCM is committed to expanding its presence in the municipal finance industry; we have served in meaningful roles on bond issues and with issuers of all sizes.

KLJ Engineering
Table Top #22

KLJ Engineering Telecommunications expertise focuses on several areas which include: Network Planning and Design, Consulting and Business Solutions, Operations Support Services and Converged Communications strategy and design. Seasoned project managers utilize rigorous project management practices to drive QA/QC and will lead every aspect of design, development, implementation and maintenance to help our clients run their business more efficiently.

We approach solutions with the objective of maximizing capability and maintainability while minimizing implementation costs. As such, we have advised and built FTTx networks across the United States and have established, long-term clients for +20 years. Most recently, in response to our service provider’s requests, we have developed a true Cyber Security practice.

The Light Brigade
Table Top #27

Light Brigade is the leading provider of fiber optic training, with a team of qualified trainers and exceptional course material. Since 1987, Light Brigade has trained more than 50,000 technicians, installers, engineers and designers from a wide variety of industries Service providers, contractors and end users working in voice, video and or data applications have found our instructor led hands-on fiber optic training classes, online training courses and staff development DVDs invaluable.

LightRiver Technologies
Table Top #6

LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers, commissions and supports next generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. A leader in multi-vendor, Factory Built NetworkTM integration, LightRiver is an expert in Tier 1 Packet Optical, DWDM/ROADM, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet systems, and in successfully migrating legacy networks to the next generation. LightRiver delivers unique value across the United States with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking. For more information, please visit

Macquarie Capital

With headquarters in Sydney, Australia, Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate, and retail clients and counterparties around the world. It has global expertise in resources and commodities, energy, financial institutions, infrastructure and real estate. Founded in 1969, Macquarie now employs more than 14,000 people in 28 countries and had $373 billion in assets under management as of March 2015. Macquarie Capital, the corporate finance advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group, is a global specialist in infrastructure development, infrastructure finance, and the leveraging of private investment to drive infrastructure acquisition, funding and management. In the U.S., Macquarie Capital has played a leading role in developing many public-private partnerships for infrastructure, participating in transactions involving the Goethals Bridge, the North Tarrant Expressway and the Denver FasTracks commuter rail project. Macquarie is the preferred partner to exclusively design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway Project, a middle-mile fiber optics network spanning over 3,900 miles across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Table Top #5

Multilink is an industry leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of products for voice, data, video, and CATV applications. Multilink manufactures a full line of fiber optic products including pre-connectorized housings and cable assemblies, splice closures, slack storage devices, cable markers and tags, fiber-node cabinets, and environmentally controlled enclosures. Additional products include MDU steel security enclosures, plastic demarcation boxes, plastic and steel moldings designed for copper and fiber distribution in buildings, and FTTX products.

Table Top #3

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS’ corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and included technology powerhouses such as AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

For more information, please visit

Preformed Line Products
Table Top #9

Preformed Line Products (PLP) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality cable anchoring and control hardware systems, fiber optic and copper splice closures, and high-speed cross-connect devices.

PLP offers innovative product solutions like the COYOTE® family of fiber optic splice closures, organizers and trays, and the ARMADILLO® family of copper splice closures and accessories. The reliability of our full line of fiber optic, copper, demarcation, bonding, strand and cable solutions, combined with our knowledgeable sales team and technical support services, make Preformed Line Products the connection you can count on.

Rajant Corporation
Table Top #24

Rajant Corporation is the world-class provider of private wireless networks powered by Kinetic Mesh™ technology, BreadCrumb® network nodes, and patented InstaMesh® networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, critical business intelligence. Rajant BreadCrumbs can seamlessly integrate with any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-connected device to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data, voice and video applications across the meshed, self-healing network. With the ability to take private network applications and data everywhere, Rajant networks are used across a broad array of industries, including military, industrial, transportation, utilities, telecommunications, and all levels of governments.

SiFi Networks
Lanyard Sponsor

SiFi Networks funds, builds and operates fiber optic networks enabling service providers to deliver dozens of next generation applications including superfast internet, video and phone, creating SiFi Networks’ FiberCities™ throughout the USA and Europe.

Sigma Techonologies, Ltd.
Table Top #25

Located in northern Ohio, Sigma Technologies, Ltd. is a team of consulting and design professionals who provide expertise and resources to network technology and infrastructure projects in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Sigma has established a long record of confidence and respect providing knowledge for our clients. With an approach that is both systematic and adaptable, Sigma delivers practical solutions to a broad array of projects (Power Delivery, Communications, Education, and Municipal).

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Smart Communication Systems, LLC
Table Top #19

Smart Communication Systems, LLC was established in Apollo Beach, Florida in 2007 after recognizing the need to provide high quality underground / aerial construction to support the telecommunications, cable television industries, and ITS industries. Services include but not limited to trenching & plowing of conduit or cable, hand hole/manhole /junction box placement, cable placement, fiber pulling/pneumatic placement in duct, duct proofing, conduit rodding, cable removal/chopping, directional drilling (dirt or rock), conventional boring (Auger Boring), micro tunneling, cable splicing of coax, copper and fiber cable, aerial construction requiring placing or removing coax, copper, & fiber optic cable, pole removal and installation and disaster recovery efforts.

All of our clients to date who require a broad range of service inclusive of highly experienced contract personnel, have found that SMART COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, LLC has performed beyond their expectations. We pride ourselves on maintaining a diligent staff of management personnel experienced in overseeing major projects. These key personnel coupled with the principals of our firm average over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications, intelligent transportation systems, and homeland security cable television industries. I have enclosed with this communication a comprehensive list of our expertise for your review and consideration. SMART COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, LLC corporate office is located in Apollo Beach, Florida and supported by eight (8) offices throughout the Southeastern and Midwest United States. Our services are available throughout the United States on an individual, master, turnkey or emergency contract basis.

Should there be any additional information required or if you have any questions, kindly contact Tommy R. Emmons at 336-706-1605 or or or Ovi Pavel Pop-Buia, President at 813-325-3267 or . We, here at Smart Communication Systems, LLC hope to be of service to you in the near future. Smart Communication Systems, LLC

‘’Have your next project built SMART’’

Vantage Point
Table Top #11

Vantage Point Solutions (VPS) is a leading telecommunications engineering and consulting company, focused on customer service and driven by a passion for advanced technology. Progressive thinking makes Vantage Point well-known and respected in this industry. We offer a comprehensive line of services, blending technology, regulatory expertise and financial advice into one attractive package. In addition to feasibility studies, long- range communication plans, outside plant services and regulatory consulting, we also specialize in data network services to help meet your customers demand for multiple product offerings.

Zhone Technologies, Inc.
Table Top #23

Zhone Technologies, Inc. (ZHNE) is a global leader in the fiber access market, serving more than 750 of the world’s most innovative network operators. The IP Zhone is the only solution that enables service providers to build the network of the future - today, supporting end-to-end Voice, Data, Entertainment, Mobile Back-haul and Passive Optical LAN service. Zhone is committed to building the fastest and highest quality All IP fiber access solutions for its customers. Zhone is headquartered in California and its products are manufactured in the USA in a facility that is emission, waste-water and CFC free.


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