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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70 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Shauna Serdahl, CMCA National Program Manager Associa Direct Connect Serdahl is responsible for program development and management, contract management, program analysis, employee training, and project and event management throughout California and Nevada. Associa Direct Connect, a special division of Associa, an industry leader in HOA management, connects Associa managed communities with opportunities from telecommunications providers. She has more than eight years of experience in the HOA management industry and holds a B.A. with an emphasis in graphic design from California State University East Bay and a Certified Manager of Community Associations designation from the Community Association Managers International Certification Board. Craig Settles President Gigabit Nation For more than 30 years, Settles's workshops, consulting services and books have helped public, private and nonprofit organizations worldwide use technology to cut costs, improve business operations and increase revenue. His many in-depth analysis reports and books, including "Building the Gigabit City," establish him as a prominent thought leader on business strategies to deploy broadband. His clients include Ottumwa, Iowa; Benicia, California; Glendale, California; and the State of California. Settles also hosts the radio talk show Gigabit Nation and is director of Communities United for Broadband, a national grass-roots effort to help communities launch their networks. Tommy Siniard Chief Technology Officer 3-GIS Siniard oversees the strategy and development of 3-GIS's telecom solutions. These applications are focused on improving the efficiency in the design, construction and management of fiber networks. His responsibilities extend to working with engineering service customers to deploy fiber to the home in eight metropolitan cities in North America. These areas have more than 1 million homes with many areas already in service and generating revenue for their owners. In his role leading the direction of technology, which includes products that address all stages of the outside fiber plant, Siniard has worked with more than 150 telecommunication companies in more than 30 countries. Previously, he co-founded Mesa, a pioneer in fiber network management technologies. For 25 years, he has offered a philosophy of creating business success while solving difficult operational problems for telecom customers. Dan Sivils COO IsoFusion/GigabitNow Sivils is the COO of GigabitNow, a developer and operator of FTTH networks for communities and municipalities of all sizes. He is also the COO and a board member of GigabitNow's parent company, IsoFusion, a Seattle-based internet services and colocation company in business for more than 25 years.

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