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 61 Show Guide Sponsor Christopher Mitchell Director, Community Broadband Networks Institute for Local Self-Reliance Mitchell is a leading national expert on community networks and internet access. At ILSR, he serves as policy director for Next Century Cities, a national collaboration of mayors and chief information officers seeking universal access to fast, affordable, reliable internet connections. His research and reports are available online at ILSR.org. He is also a senior adviser to the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC). In 2015, the White House used his research as building blocks in a National Economic Council report encouraging community networks. On a day-to-day basis, Mitchell runs MuniNetworks.org, a comprehensive online clearinghouse of information about community broadband. Mitchell earned a master's degree in public policy from the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree in political science from Macalester College. Ben Moebes Director, MDU/Housing Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS Company Moebes has been in the wireless and data networking industry for more than 20 years. He has worked in both the carrier and enterprise markets helping customers design and build high-performance networks. He has been involved in projects around the world and has visited more than 20 countries working on wireless projects. His team focuses on delivering the solutions customers need and providing the best overall wireless networks in the industry. Keith Montgomery Chief Financial Officer Declaration Networks Group, Inc. Montgomery is an experienced COO, CFO and chief information officer with more than 33 years of experience in telecommunications, high tech and broadband consulting for domestic and international companies. He worked in Fortune 50 companies as well as startups, including Perdue Farms, MCI, Concert Communications and ICF International, before joining Declaration Networks Group. Montgomery has a deep understanding of creating and sustaining broadband ecosystems, has completed feasibility and broadband network/operations designs for fixed and wireless networks in more than 14 states and 17 countries, and supported the evaluation program for 2,200 BIP broadband applications for the Rural Utilities Service. He is vice president of the Rural Telecommunications Congress, which promotes broadband adoption for rural communities.

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