Broadband Communities

JUL 2018

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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Enhance Your Community With Advanced Fiber Networks Quick peek at some of what you will hear about in Ontario • Best approaches to an intelligent Smart City policy – including plenty of advice on getting the infrastructure right • Funding fundamentals: What's new and where to find it, from tax advantages you get from investing in new Economic Opportunity Zones to the multi-millions the Agriculture Department has to spend on expanding rural broadband • Keynote from Deb and James Fallows, authors of new best-seller "Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey into the Heart of America." As the Christian Science Monitor put it – and what they'll share with us: "The message here is straightforward and earnest: These are the steps to making life better for the place where you live." • Emerging role cooperatives are playing in broadband development • Best case scenarios where the public and the private sectors have partnered up to make their P3s work • Why real estate developers are high on fiber • Keynote on building an entrepreneurial ecosystem • Regional broadband networks that drive economic development in underserved rural areas • Keynote on closing the digital divide. A former California State legislator and senior policy fellow at UC Riverside School of Public Policy shares ideas on how to get it done See the full agenda at Who You Will Meet: Local, state and federal officials • Economic development professionals • Investors • Public and private network operators • Real estate developers • Business leaders and entrepreneurs • Financial institution professionals • Community anchor institution officials from fields including education, health and medicine, public safety and security • Electric cooperative and telco leaders • Broadband champions

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