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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BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 59 Show Guide Sponsor Mary Nitschke Director of Ancillary Services Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. Mary Nitschke is passionate about utilities and should perhaps switch to decaf. She is the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley and her Multifamily Building Energy Efficiency certification from the Building Performance Institute. She is the Director of Services Manager for the award-winning Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc, where she has the privilege of managing cable revenue, utility expense management, RUBS and Sustainability programs. Daniel O'Connell Vice President, Consumer Sales CenturyLink O'Connell leads a nationwide team of sales and engineering professionals in designing technology solutions and securing bulk and marketing agreements with residential real estate developers, owners and property management companies. The team delivers CenturyLink On technology to new developments, enabling residents to activate symmetrical internet service up to 1 gigabit in minutes, without the need for a technician visit. O'Connell joined CenturyLink in 2018, after more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and cable industries. He spent many of those years in senior leadership roles with some of the nation's largest residential housing providers. O'Connell is a former president of the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (now the Fiber Broadband Association). He has a B.A. in finance from the Catholic University of America and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Eric Ogle Project Manager Magellan Advisors Ogle has spent most of his career involved in planning and policy with focus on technology-driven economic development for Appalachian communities. Prior to joining Magellan, he spent 13 years as a research associate with the University of Tennessee's Baker Center for Public Policy. Among significant projects, he led development of the first two community wireless networks in the Southeast. Ogle has project management experience, serving as principal investigator for corporate and federal sponsors and engaging stakeholders in participatory processes. Previously, he held economic development positions with Newport Utilities, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Cocke County government. Ogle earned an M.S. in planning and a B.S. in business administration, marketing and logistics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Brian O'Hara Senior Director, Regulatory Issues, Broadband & Telecommunications National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) O'Hara, who has more than 20 years of telecommunications and broadband industry experience, joined NRECA in October 2017, focusing on telecommunications and broadband issues. In this position, he will develop and direct association regulatory policy on telecom and broadband issues for more than 900 electric cooperatives, many of whom are offering, deploying or exploring broadband business opportunities. O'Hara has a B.A. in history and political science from St. Mary's College of Maryland and an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University. FEATURED SPEAKER FEATURED SPEAKER FEATURED SPEAKER

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