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 79 Show Guide Sponsor Curtis Wynn President and CEO Roanoke Electric Cooperative and Affiliate Organizations Wynn has nearly 38 years of experience in the electric utility industry and held a number of management positions at West Florida Electric Cooperative. He graduated from Troy University with a B.S. in business administration and management information systems. Under Wynn's 21 years of leadership, the Roanoke Electric Cooperative has advanced operationally and technologically to increase its system's efficiency and resilience while improving service to its member-owners. Many are enjoying broadband internet service for the first time. Roanoke is a two-time recipient of NRECA's Community Service Network Award, and Wynn is a past winner of the J. C. Brown Leadership Award. He is president-elect of the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association and serves on the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, North Carolina Electric Membership Cooperative and North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives boards. Kevin Wynne Manager, America Comsof Wynne, who has more than ten years of experience in strategic technical roles, currently leads Comsof's commercial business in the North American market. Comsof's innovative FiberPlanIT software enables users to automate and optimize the design of their fiber networks. Whether the deployment is FTTH or 5G, FiberPlanIT ensures an economical and profitable network build. Wynne has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, an MBA, and a Professional Engineering Designation in the Province of Ontario. He is active in the broadband industry, which includes sitting on the Fiber Broadband Association's Technology Committee. Lisa R. Youngers President and CEO Fiber Broadband Association Youngers oversees all aspects of the association, including operations, finance, advocacy and ensuring member value. Before joining the FBA, she served as CEO of Nextlink Wireless, LLC, overseeing all aspects of the business. Previously, she was vice president and assistant general counsel—federal affairs/strategy at XO Communications, one of the nation's largest competitive carriers, serving business and government end users as well as carrier and wholesale service providers. Youngers is a former assistant attorney general of Minnesota, where she served as legal counsel to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. She is a frequent presenter at industry events and has been quoted in several publications regarding regulatory and public policy matters. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and received her J.D. magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. She is a member of the Minnesota and District of Columbia Bars. Masha Zager Editor-in-Chief Broadband Communities Magazine Zager is editor of Broadband Communities magazine. She has contributed to many technology and telecommunications publications, including Rural Telecom, REALTOR Association Executive Magazine, NewsFactor Network and Call Center Magazine. She is the former editor of Customer Service Newsletter and the author and co-author of four books and several industry studies. Previously, she was a senior manager for several agencies of New York City government, responsible for information technology, customer service, procurement and strategic planning. Zager holds a bachelor's degree from St. John's College and did graduate work at the University of Virginia. FEATURED SPEAKER

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