Broadband Communities

Show Guide 2018

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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2 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor WELCOME LET TER OUR GIG? MAKING SURE THE SUMMIT WORKS FOR YOU BROADBAND COMMUNITIES knows the Summit is the leading conference in promoting the adoption, deployment and implementation of high-speed broadband technologies and services. And we work very hard to prove it. How? With our program, of course. Consider our opening day session on… What has a gigabit done for Austin? At the 2014 Summit, our first trip to Austin, we heard city leaders' plans for capitalizing on their newfound bandwidth. At the 2018 Summit, we'll hear just what kinds of revolutionary changes those gigabits have wrought. What can a gigabit do for your community? Check out these sessions that will help you… Exploit the Internet of Things. The 2018 Summit has sessions on everything from a walk through one community that is doing IoT right to how you can get it right so you don't get hacked by your toaster. Rethink your education system. Learn about digiLEARN, an exciting new initiative that connects schools to high-speed broadband, uses teachers as digital scholars – and totally disrupts the old classroom model. Become a hub for remote work. It's a win-win when digitally skilled workers can stay put in less expensive areas and employers can get access to them. Create a tech ecosystem. Explore the human side of broadband development: supporting start-ups, incubators, telemedicine, community wellbeing… Become a Maker City. Case studies of successful Maker- driven initiatives that have benefitted from connectivity. We're thinking out of the box Connecting the unconnected. Come hear about the low cost, do-it-yourself optical cable solution that's bringing Wi-Fi to Mt. Everest and the Minnesota initiative that busted the "Broadband Is Too Expensive" myth. Hot, hot, hot: Find out the latest in technological innovation straight from the leader of Austin's oh-so-cool SXSW. Power play. Consider the surge in electric co-ops stepping up to the plate to serve their communities with high-speed fiber. Show us the money What's going on in Washington? Digest the latest at our Tuesday working lunch. RUS, CAF, E-rate, USF: ABC's of funding session helps you work your way through the alphabet soup of funding sources. Partnering up: It's not just P3s any longer. Putting ourselves to work For all of the above and more – we have over 125 speakers in more than 50 sessions – you and I have the fantastic Broadband Communities team to thank as well as our dedicated Summit Leaders and our MDU Chairmen and Advisory Panel of Property Owners. They have given their expertise to create a timely and dynamic program. We're pleased to welcome familiar faces adding their special insights. CLIC returns for a half-day session on Monday and Next Century Cities has special sessions on 5G infrastructure struggles and rewards and on communities that have turned themselves into Smart Cities. Plus they'll share exciting new research. For more winning stories, don't miss our Great Communities session on Tuesday and our annual Cornerstone Awards luncheon on Wednesday. And our Exhibit Hall working lunch on Thursday will offer plenty to chew over. Finally, we hope you'll join us for relax-and-have-fun events. We pride ourselves on being a great networking venue, and the opportunities to connect begin with our Monday night welcome reception sponsored by 3M and just keep going. At the Tuesday night opening patio cocktail reception, corporate host AT&T invites you to the "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" Party. (And here's a fact I didn't want to waste: Jimmy Buffet actually composed Margaritaville in Austin.) On Wednesday night, Xfinity Communities' goal is to get you to their Exhibit Hall reception for a photo op with the 2018 Women's Ice Hockey Gold Medal winning twins. And while you're there, take a shot on goal at their hockey simulator. So, welcome to Austin and the 2018 Broadband Communities Summit! And let us know if there's anything we need to do to make it work for you. Barbara DeGarmo Barbara DeGarmo CEO Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Exhibit Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Agenda at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Detailed Agenda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sponsor Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Speaker Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Exhibitor Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Market Snapshot– OTT and Pay TV: The Next Generation of Video Services By Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, and Hunter Sappington, Research Analyst, Parks Associates . . . . . . 104 Facility Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 CONTENTS

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