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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74 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2019 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Nicol Turner-Lee Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Brookings Institution Turner-Lee came to Brookings from the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries. At Brookings, she researches public policy designed to enable equitable access to technology across the United States. Prior to joining MMTC, Turner-Lee was vice president and the first director of the Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the nation's leading think tank on issues related to African Americans and other people of color. Turner-Lee graduated from Colgate University magna cum laude and has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. She also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois–Chicago. William Vallée Broadband Policy and Programs Coordinator Connecticut Broadband Office Vallée is a telecommunications attorney with the Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel, where he has represented utility consumers before administrative utility regulatory bodies, the FCC, and state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He represented Connecticut as the broadband policy coordinator managing the NTIA State Broadband Initiative data collection/mapping and strategic five-year planning grant and helped author a $94 million grant to create an ultra-high-speed fiber network connecting Connecticut's 169 municipalities. Prior to joining the OCC, Vallée practiced corporate finance law with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood and at Halloran & Sage. He holds a B.A. cum laude in English from Union College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Gino Villarini Founder and CEO AeroNet Villarini is a tech entrepreneur who is always thinking of innovative ways to accomplish challenging goals. He began his entrepreneurship journey at 16, when he developed and marketed a remote car kill-switch based on paging technology. While attending college, he established several telecom businesses, including a dial-up ISP and a paging and cellular service retail chain. He started AeroNet by accident in 2001 as he sought ways to provide high speed internet to his home. Through hard work and leadership, AeroNet has grown to be the premier business fiber and microwave ISP serving Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Miami. Expanding into new markets and new tech ventures is always on his horizon, following his never-ending passion for technology and business. Michael Voll CEO Frog Michael is an innovator in the connected infrastructure space. Through Frog, a boutique fiber optic gigabit+ internet provider, he provides large scale master planned communities, developments, and municipalities with Information Communication Technology (ICT) advisory services, infrastructure design, engineering, construction and management. Previously, Michael was founder and vice president of Dais Technologies, a Tavistock Group Company, where he was responsible for all aspects of technology and telecommunications for the 7,000-acre Lake Nona Community in Florida. Lake Nona was recognized as the first Cisco S+CC Iconic Community in the US, and one of only nine globally. Other innovations included the world's first multi-carrier neutral host communitywide distributed antenna system (DAS). FEATURED SPEAKER FEATURED SPEAKER

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