Fiber Broadband Association

Fiber Broadband Association Brings Hemisphere’s Largest Fiber Broadband Conference to Nashville

The Fiber Broadband Association presents the 2018 Fiber Connect conference in Nashville, Tennessee: a three-day conference attended by over 1,300 fiber industry professionals and city leaders from across the broadband industry and the world. This year’s conference features the largest-ever Expo Hall in Fiber Connect history, with more than 150 exhibitors, as well as a wide range of sessions from major industry innovators and pioneers including speakers from CenturyLink, Verizon, ADTRAN, Corning, OFS, Dycom, and many more. 

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When: June 4-6, 2018

Where: Gaylord Opryland Nashville, 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Key Sessions Include:

  • Keynote: Tim Walden, Senior Vice President, Local Network Implementation, CenturyLink

    • June 5, 2018

    • 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM CST

  • Conversation with City Leaders

    • June 4, 2018

    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CST

    • Speakers:

      • HEATHER BURNETT GOLD, President and CEO, Fiber Broadband Association

      • PARKER WISEMAN, Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, State of Mississippi

      • JOEY DUREL, Owner, The Durel Group LLC

      • SCOTT SHAPIRO, Office of Mayor Jim Gray

  • Armchair Discussion with Fiber Newsmakers

    • June 5, 2018

    • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CDT

    • Speakers:

      • TOM COHEN, Partner, Kelley Drye

      • KAREN ROHRKEMPER, Vice President - Network Planning & Operations, Cincinnati Bell

      • MADELEINE FINDLEY, Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC

      • TARA MOOAR, Vice President of Wireline Engineering, Verizon

      • CHRISTINA FAIR, Vice President of Client Experience and Mousetrap, Rocket Fiber LLC

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About the Fiber Broadband Association

The Fiber Broadband Association—formerly the Fiber to the Home Council Americas—is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all fiber-optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while counting on its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies and propel fiber optic deployment forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and people have worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at