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 75 Show Guide Sponsor Mike Teeples Vice President, Partner TCA Teeples has worked as the controller for a rural telephone cooperative and for a CPA firm that specializes in auditing independent telephone companies. He currently serves on the TCA board of directors and co-manages the TCA financial consultant group while heading up TCA's merger and acquisitions effort. He has served in leadership roles for several state telecommunications associations and on the NTCA Associate Member Advisory Council. Teeples earned an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 1997. He and his wife, Jodi, have two active daughters and spend their free time riding and hiking in the Colorado mountains. Ann Treacy Broadband Team Blandin Foundation Treacy covers rural broadband for the Blandin on Broadband blog. She has helped communities get broadband, community members better use broadband and policymakers understand rural broadband for 20 years. She has published several studies related to broadband: Measuring the Impact of Broadband in 5 Rural MN Communities, Lessons from Rural Minnesota Broadband Feasibility Studies, Community Guide to State and National Broadband Policy, and an annual look at how each of Minnesota's 87 counties are doing with broadband. Treacy has worked in the field doing digital inclusion training, including teaching businesses how to build a better online presence and teaching older adults to use social media. She has also worked on communitywide broadband strategic plans. She has a master's degree in library and information management and a master's degree in Irish literature. Nicol Turner-Lee Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Brookings Institution Turner-Lee comes to Brookings from the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries. At Brookings, she researches public policy designed to enable equitable access to technology across the United States. Prior to joining MMTC, Turner-Lee was vice president and the first director of the Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the nation's leading think tank on issues related to African Americans and other people of color. Turner-Lee graduated from Colgate University magna cum laude and has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. She also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois–Chicago.

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