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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68 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Catharine Rice Project Director, Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) Consultant, Broadband Matters For more than a decade, Rice has helped North Carolina communities plan and deploy local broadband systems and close the digital divide, focusing particularly on communities in the Research Triangle area and surrounding rural counties. Highlights include working with Chapel Hill on the development of a free Wi-Fi network to serve underprivileged students in public housing neighborhoods and contributing to the development, implementation and current promotion of North Carolina's first community-owned, fiber-to-the-home gigabit network, in Wilson. She is currently on the board of NATOA, is secretary/treasurer for its Virginia chapter and is a delegate to the Alexandria, Virginia, IT Commission. She holds a master's degree from the Annenberg School of Communications and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Tim Riley Service Provider Partnership Manager EducationSuperHighway Riley is responsible for building and managing relationships with service providers across the country and encouraging winning solutions that help schools meet their bandwidth goals. Tim has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom sector. His career has come full circle, as his first job was working to advance distance learning in Oklahoma in the mid-1990s. Riley 's experience includes executive management in the wireless, CLEC and RLEC space. He has a B.S. in agricultural communications and an M.S. in telecommunications management from Oklahoma State University. Vickie Rodgers Vice President, MDU Strategy and Sales Cox Communications Rodgers is responsible for driving revenue growth in a $2.1 billion MDU segment. This includes targeting revenue growth opportunities, leveraging industry best practices and improving the overall customer experience. Prior to joining Cox, she spent the last two years with the former Time Warner Cable as vice president of new market development, leading all resources in sales and sales support for a $1.8 billion MDU revenue segment for the East region. Norman Roe CEO Synergy Fiber Roe oversees the global entities of Synergy in three countries. With 30 years of experience, he is a recognized expert in large-venue technology. He founded a global brand focusing on high-end BLEC deployment and has revolutionized how people look at large buildings from an IT perspective. Synergy is credited with being a pioneer in successfully deploying P2P wireless to expand commercial broadband coverage for MTUs and MDUs in the United States. FEATURED SPEAKER

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