Fiber Broadband Association

Fiber Broadband Association Brings Leaders to Orlando, Florida for
the Hemisphere’s Largest Fiber Broadband Conference

The Fiber Broadband Association presents the 2019 Fiber Connect conference in Orlando, Florida: a three day conference attended by over 1,600 fiber industry professionals and policymakers from across the broadband industry. This year’s conference centers on the theme Fiber: We Are the Difference and features keynotes from industry leaders including Amazon, Clearfield, and the USDA. Attendees will meet the Fiber Broadband Association’s new President & CEO Lisa R. Youngers, learn about new industry research, visit with more than 100 exhibitors, and take part in sessions about 5G, the digital divide, the IoT, Esports, and more.

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When: June 3-5, 2019

Where: Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, 6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Key Sessions Include:

  • Armchair Discussion with Fiber Newsmakers

    • June 4, 2019

    • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM ET

    • Speakers:

      • Tom Cohen, Partner, Kelley Drye

      • Mark Barber, Senior Vice President of Network Operations, TDS Telecom

      • Will Aycock, Greenlight Operations Manager, City of Wilson

      • Charles Phillips, Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services, Gibson EMC

  • Keynote: Fiber Funding

    • June 4, 2019

    • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM ET

    • Speakers:

      • Chad Rupe, Acting Administrator for Rural Utilities Service, USDA Rural Development

  • Fiber Funding Panel

    • June 4, 2019

    • 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM ET

    • Speakers:

      • Gary Bolton, Vice President of Global Marketing, ADTRAN, Inc.

      • Carol Mattey, Principal, Mattey Consulting LLC

      • Gary Franke, Managing Director, CoBank

      • Greg Turton, President, Southern Fiber Worx, LLC

      • Chad Rupe, Acting Administrator for Rural Utilities Service, USDA

  • Keynote: The Future Is Now: Broadband as a foundation for advances in technology, society, and beyond

    • June 4, 2019

    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET

    • Speakers:

      • Adam Zuckerman, Emerging Technology and Future of Work Strategist

  • The Technology and Components of 5G

    • June 5, 2019

    • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM ET

    • Speakers:

      • Joe Jensen, Director, Americas FTTH Market Development, Corning Incorporated

      • David Sumi, Vice President of Marketing, Siklu Communications

      • Kevin Wynne, Head of Comsof Americas

      • Ana Pesovic, Marketing Director, Nokia

      • Erik Gronvall, Vice President of Service Provider Strategy, CommScope

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