Broadband Communities

Show Guide 2019

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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Show Guide Sponsor 30 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 SPEAKERS Jim Baller President Baller Stokes & Lide, PC Baller represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and in more than 35 states. He is the founder and was president of the U.S. Broadband Coalition, a consortium of more than 160 organizations that helped build a national consensus on the need for a comprehensive national broadband strategy and recommended the framework reflected in the FCC's National Broadband Plan. He is also the President of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice. In 2001, NATOA designated him Member of the Year and in 2007 made him its first Community Broadband Visionary of the Year for "almost single-handedly putting the need for a national broadband strategy to the forefront of public consciousness." In 2012, Baller received the FTTH Council Americas Chairman's Award "for his relentless promotion and pursuit of community broadband and of faster networks for everyone." He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School. Mark Batman President and CEO Marshall County REMC, Indiana Batman joined Marshall County REMC, a member-focused rural electric cooperative serving 7,500 electric meters, in 2003 and served in several capacities before assuming his current position. The board of directors views providing broadband as simply the next step in what the original members intended back in 1936. The board understands that the co-op is uniquely positioned to provide a needed service that no one else is prepared to do so its rural members can remain economically viable and socially engaged. Previously, Batman was general manager of Swan Lake Resort, in Plymouth, Indiana. It is a complete golf resort facility hosting two championship courses. During his tenure at the resort, it was the site of the largest single-location adult golf school in the United States. Alan Bertsch President Qypsys Bertsch is president and a founder of Qypsys, a leading integrator of access networks. He is also chairman of the board of directors for the Association for Passive Optical LAN as well as co-chair of its marketing committee. A tremendous fan of technology, he has spent most of his career in management, business development and leadership positions for companies that deliver advanced technical solutions. Bertsch leverages his diverse background and technical knowledge across multiple industries and a substantial network of industry contacts to guide and position Qypsys as a premier technology deployment firm. Scot Bohaychyk Senior Application Engineer, Carrier Group Clearfield Bohaychyk has nearly 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. His background includes serving in the White House Communications Agency, providing communications infrastructure support for then-President Ronald Reagan and his White House staff. Bohaychyk's private sector experience includes OSP field and engineering work as well as market development and sales work in the fields of blown and pushable fiber for long-haul fiber installations both in the United States and overseas. FEATURED SPEAKER

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