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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38 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Drew Clark Chairman and Publisher, President, Rural Telecommunications Congress Clark works with cities, special districts and private companies on planning, financing and coordinating efforts to construct broadband infrastructure and deploy smart city applications. An early advocate of enhanced broadband for all, he advises municipal and rural clients on legal and policy options for building networks. He founded the Broadband Breakfast Club, a monthly discussion forum that met from 2008 through 2013. He is also president of the Rural Telecommunications Congress, which supports statewide broadband planning, investing in next-generation infrastructure, and teaching individuals and organizations that using broadband effectively is easy. Clark earned his B.A. (with honors) in philosophy and economics from Swarthmore College, his M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He has written widely on the politics of technology, entertainment and telecommunications. Mike Coco President Choice Property Resources With more than 17 years of experience in MDU telecommunications technologies, Coco recognizes the impact that broadband services have on residents and communities. He and the Choice team partner with owners, developers and managers to negotiate and manage advantageous provider contracts. He is a member of the National Apartment Association, National Suppliers Council and National Affordable Housing Management Association. Currently, he holds the designation Certified Apartment Supplier with the NAA. He is also a candidate for the NAA 2018 Leadership Lyceum and Certified Apartment Manager credential. Coco serves on two nonprofit boards, is past chairman of the board for Traverse City Light & Power and is a commissioner with the Northwest Regional Airport. He is a past winner of the Traverse City Business News 40 Under 40. Rollie Cole Senior Fellow Sagamore Institute for Policy Research Cole, Ph.D., J.D., is a policy analyst and lawyer who has worked for several think tanks and several law firms and taught in schools of public policy, business and law at the University of Washington, the University of Michigan and Indiana University. He was the co-founder and first president of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups and, for many years, the executive director of the Software Patent Institute. Cole directs technology policy for the Sagamore Institute and is a subcontractor for Thomas P. Miller & Associates. His degrees are from Harvard University. His latest book is "Wholesale Economic Development: Volume IV: Economic Growth in Small MSAs," available from Amazon. Bill Coleman Founder, Consultant, Blandin Foundation Coleman helps communities develop and implement broadband infrastructure and market development programs. An accomplished community planner and technology consultant, he ensures that communities make sound technology decisions using innovative, collaborative strategies. His creative vision and project management skills have been recognized with awards from organizations such as the Intelligent Community Forum, the Minnesota High Tech Association, the Economic Development Association of Minnesota and America's Best Communities. Coleman has a bachelor's degree in urban studies and political science from Mankato State University and studied telecommunications management at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. On behalf of his community, he founded TEDxMahtomedi and serves on the board of PCs for People. FEATURED SPEAKER

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