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 69 Show Guide Sponsor Steven S. Ross Editor at Large Broadband Communities Magazine Ross is a long-time technology writer, a former full-time professor at Columbia University and the founding editor of Broadband Communities magazine, a national publication and the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for ultra-connected communities. He is a highly respected journalist and an expert on broadband technologies. He has domestic and international expertise in architecture, land-use planning, business, and education and helped establish the New Jersey Environmental Education Fund in 1983. A fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, Ross holds a B.S. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia. He has authored or edited 19 books and has won numerous technical, professional and journalism awards. He has taught statistics in academic and industrial settings and has lectured and consulted in 84 countries. Amy Rupp Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) Rupp has an M.A. in nonprofit management, more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, and a passion for improving the quality of life in her community. MAGIC is a nonprofit focused on fully realizing the economic development potential of the Westminster Fiber Network. The organization provides technology experiences for students, technology incubation for startup technology companies, and innovative community projects that utilize the broadband network. Kelly Ryan Founder, CEO and President iFIBER Communications Corp. Ryan's journey started in the early 1990s when he founded Intervision Communications and built it into the third- largest video production company in the Puget Sound area. In 2000, he launched the Video Internet Broadcasting Corporation, becoming a pioneer and leader of the public IPTV, open-access system. In 2005, Ryan launched iFIBER Communications, which rapidly grew into the largest retail service provider on Washington's PUD FTTH project. In 2014, he formed a new division, iFIBERONE, news and sports broadcasting serving central Washington. By 2015 iFIBERONE had more than half a million readers and followers. Now it is a full, triple-play retail service provider in six markets. Ryan has 17 years in leadership roles, developing and managing governmental public and private partnerships, relationships and programs. He attended Gonzaga University. Stephen J. Sadler Director, Resident Technology Services RealPage, Inc. Sadler manages all resident technology services efforts related to new developments, including negotiations and design. He joined RealPage in 2014, bringing 29 years of telecommunications design and specification experience. Previously, he was vice president of strategic business services with Post Properties, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He oversaw ancillary income contract negotiations and management, monthly utility billing and energy management, and procurement. Sadler has served as co-chairman of the MDU Education Series at the annual Broadband Communities Summit for the past five years. He has also served on the Telecommunications Advisory Committee for the National Multihousing Council. He earned a B.S. in manufacturing technology from Georgia Southern University.

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