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 73 Show Guide Sponsor Dan Terheggen CEO Consolidated Smart Systems Terheggen is president of the Multifamily Broadband Council (MBC), which is the only national organization representing private and independent MDU broadband service providers in the country. With more than 45 years of experience in the MDU market, he has spoken on behalf of the MBC in front of the FCC and at broadband conferences around the country. He is recognized as a broadband and MDU industry leader. Dwight Thomas Director of IT and Broadband Mont Belvieu, Texas Over the past 20-plus years, Thomas has accumulated extensive experience planning, engineering, constructing and operating mission-critical networks for industries such as gas and oil, manufacturing, government and telecommunications. Previously, he served as a lead consultant for a systems integrator in Irvine, California, where he led a regional team of consultants and engineers for one of the largest hard disk drive manufacturers in the world. Thomas has a degree in computer information systems from Lamar University and holds many recognized industry certifications, including certified fiber-to-the-home professional, Cisco certified network professional – service provider, Calix GPON specialist and certified telecommunications subject matter expert. He currently serves as a CompTIA network and subject matter expert and is a member of the CompTIA SME Technical Advisory Committee, CompTIA Infrastructure Certifications Advisory Committee, and Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Roger Timmerman Executive Director and CEO UTOPIA Fiber Timmerman is a technology management professional with more than 17 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology. He has designed and built networks throughout his career while serving in various roles, including vice president of engineering for Vivint Wireless, network engineer for iProvo, network product manager for Brigham Young University and CTO for UTOPIA Fiber in Utah. UTOPIA Fiber is the largest open-access network in the country, covering 13 cities. It has the most competitive open-access service provider marketplace with 11 residential and 25 business service provider partners available on system. Timmerman earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in information technology from Brigham Young University. Pierre Trudeau President and CTO Positron Access Solutions Trudeau is a seasoned networking and technology executive and board member with more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining Positron in 2013, he founded Colubris Networks, a leader in advanced Wi-Fi solutions for wireless ISPs, carriers and enterprises, in March 2000. Colubris was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2008. Trudeau is an expert on data communications and holds multiple networking related patents. He holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in computer science from Sherbrooke University in Quebec (Canada). FEATURED SPEAKER

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