Joe Starks

Founder & President
ECC Technologies Inc.

Joe Starks is the founder and President of ECC Technologies, Inc. In addition, Joe is a founder and partner of several successful for-profit and municipally based not-for-profit Broadband technology companies. Joe specializes in the development of technology based collaborative partnerships between diverse entities. These partnerships include government, educational, business and other organizations both public and private, and amount to over a billion dollars globally.

The companies Joe is credited with founding include ECC Technologies, Inc., Fiber Systems/Fibertech L.L.C., Southern Tier Network, Navigator Networks L.L.C. and Finger Lakes Regional Telecommunications Development Corporation. All of these companies are successfully operating today and amount to nearly $1 billion in total value.

Joe is considered a leader in the development of Public-Private Partnerships for the purpose of technology-led economic development. Joe is a pioneer in the development of municipally based Open Access Models, broadband initiatives, and community-wide fiber infrastructure development. His Open Access Fiber Models have been considered an ideal model for rural communities by the Federal Communications Commission and have received considerable national and international attention.

More recently Joe and ECC Technologies team has been named the commercialization partner for the $150 million MCNC/ GLRBI BTOP Round 2 fiber backbone being implemented throughout the State of North Carolina.

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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Here's a glance at last year's Summit.

Look who you'll meet at the Summit

  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
*Includes Telcos - Private, CLECs, ILECs; Cable Operators; Wireless Broadband Operators, Property Managers, Developers, Owners, REITs, Universities, Colleges
49%
  Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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