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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62 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Shawn Parker Director, Fiber City Networks Nokia Parker has been instrumental in the development of Nokia's Fiber City division. He is a seasoned executive, and he and the Nokia Fiber City team have worked passionately to bridge the digital divide. He focuses on working with municipalities and Fiber City developers to create sustainable broadband solutions for communities throughout North America. Parker has worked in government affairs and business development for more than 15 years in North America. During his career, he has worked with an array of companies ranging from telecommunications to the beverage industry. Matt Paschick Principal National WiFi Drawing on an engineering background from Michigan State University and experience gained as a U.S. Marine specializing in wireless communications, Paschick brings a broad range of experience to the industry and is the sole principal of National WiFi, a provider of bulk, subscription and common-area internet services for the MDU space. The cornerstone of National WiFi's market strategy is that a provider's relationship with onsite property staff is the deciding factor in the success or failure of a multifamily data provider. Matt lives in Miami, Florida, and when not working can usually be found on a boat, most likely with a laptop in his hand. Don M. Patten General Manager MINET With more than 25 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industry, Patten joined MINET as general manager in late 2013. He brought a history of overseeing the implementation of a wide range of video, broadband data and telephone services. His focus on building FTTP networks and expanding the available applications that run on them continues successfully at MINET. Patten has worked at many levels in the fiber environment, including executive and market director positions, consulting roles, and oversight of the spectrum of business levels. His experience developing a private exchange/data network for a five-state healthcare system facilitated the establishment of Oregon's first teledentistry site. Currently Don and MINET are reaching out to unserved, underserved, or overlooked rural areas of Oregon. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and has done graduate studies in marketing. Jane Smith Patterson Partner Broadband Catalysts Patterson, Brian Rathbone and Deborah Watts have created a new LLP, Broadband Catalysts, to promote broadband in rural and low-income urban areas. Patterson previously served as executive director of the first Rural Internet Access Authority in the United States; was executive director of the e-NC Authority, formerly the RIAA, an organization bringing affordable high-speed internet access to North Carolina, particularly in rural areas; and worked for Governor Jim Hunt (North Carolina) through his four terms in office. Patterson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has completed post-graduate degree work at North Carolina State University and additional studies at Harvard University. She serves on a number of boards for nonprofit organizations, including the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC).

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