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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BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 31 Show Guide Sponsor Ed Balcerzak Senior Vice President, Connected Communities AT&T, Dallas Balcerzak handles AT&T's national initiatives to provide data, video and voice services to MDUs. Previously, he was senior vice president, Business and Call Center Operations, for the AT&T Entertainment Group and spent 10 years at Eastman Kodak in various roles. He joined the DIRECTV Latin America startup team in 1995 and later became the general manager of DIRECTV Mexico during a time of turnaround and post-acquisition restructuring. Balcerzak holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Niagara University. He is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant (inactive). He served previously as chairman for the American Heart Association in Denver and was a board member for Junior Achievement–Rocky Mountain. Jim Baller President, Baller Stokes & Lide, PC President, CLIC Baller represents clients in a broad range of communications matters nationally and in more than 35 states. He was the founder and president of the US Broadband Coalition, a consortium of more than 160 organizations that helped build a national consensus on the need for a comprehensive national broadband strategy and recommended the framework reflected in the FCC's National Broadband Plan. He also worked with Google on its Fiber for Communities initiative and serves as the president of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC). In 2001, NATOA designated him Member of the Year and in 2007 made him its first Community Broadband Visionary of the Year for "almost single-handedly putting the need for a national broadband strategy to the forefront of public consciousness." In 2012, Baller received the FFTH Council Americas Chairman's Award "for his relentless promotion and pursuit of community broadband and of faster networks for everyone." He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School. Clayton Banks CEO and Co-Founder Silicon Harlem Banks is the CEO and co-founder of Silicon Harlem. The mission of Silicon Harlem is to transform Harlem and other urban markets into innovation and technology hubs. Under his leadership, Silicon Harlem has been focused on building smart city corridors in upper Manhattan and collaborating with stakeholders to provide affordable broadband to all citizens. Banks has led Silicon Harlem to partner with the Department of Education for New York City to establish an after- school STEM-based startup accelerator, collaborate with the NYC Mayor's office to assess wireless broadband in upper Manhattan and coordinate a virtual startup incubator for tech-based entrepreneurs. He has established and produces the nationally recognized technology conference in Harlem, the Silicon Harlem tech conference, which is focused on next generation internet and its impact on urban markets and economic development. FEATURED SPEAKER FEATURED SPEAKER FEATURED SPEAKER

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