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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50 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS John Graham, Ph.D. Senior Investigator North Carolina Institute for Public Health Adjunct Assistant Professor, Public Health Leadership Program University of North Carolina Graham has initiated and coordinated the work of many health-related projects, many of which pertained to health care digitization and information exchange. Recent roles include public health lead for the North Carolina Regional Extension Center with a focus on Meaningful Use certification, public health lead for the North Carolina Health Information Exchange, principal investigator for the School Health Public Health Surveillance project, and public health project manager for the Southern Piedmont Beacon Community Project. Graham has received a University of North Carolina Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for outstanding public service. Doug Gray Station Manager Austin Public Gray is a self-taught videographer, graphic designer and editor whose work mainly involved corporate video production before he found his passion in public-access television. Doug became a public access producer in 2007 and has since produced and directed several TV shows and collaborated on several other projects. An employee of the facility's previous management, he started as an equipment specialist in 2010 and then became programming director. He became station manager shortly after the Austin Film Society took over management of the facility in October 2015. Austin Public is the city's community media center and one of the Austin Film Society's three locations. Rondella Hawkins Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs Officer City of Austin, Texas Hawkins has more than 25 years of experience in local government. Her office has direct responsibility over utility rights-of-way franchise agreements and license agreements with telecommunications and wireless providers, and she is the city's single point of contact for the Google Fiber and AT&T Fiber projects. She oversees the public-access television management contract and coordinates with other Austin educational and government channels. Hawkins is actively engaged on legislative and policy issues related to broadband communications, maintaining local rights- of-way authority, and digital inclusion and is vice president of TATOA. She was selected NATOA's 2010 Member of the Year and received the NATOA Life Member award in 2014. Mitsuko R. Herrera Cable Communications Administrator Montgomery County (Maryland) Herrera manages a $20-million cable fund; enforces cable franchise agreements with Comcast, RCN and Verizon; coordinates public, education and government cable access television production outcomes through the WatchLocalTV. org network; manages resources for FiberNet, a county-operated data, video and voice fiber network; provides legislative expertise related to broadband, cable television, video, telecommunications tax, right-of-way management, satellite television, gateway and navigation set-top devices, smart power and smart pole broadband-green energy and consumer protection issues, including state and federal legislation and regulatory issues; manages a staff of 17; and supports the goals and objectives of the county executive, County Council and senior management team.

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