Fiber and Broadband A Winning Combination A Growing Electric Municipality

Track: Fiber Broadband Starter Kit

Session Number: 13
Date: Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Description:

CDE Lightband has provided electric service to the city of Clarksville, TN since 1938.  It entered the broadband industry in 2007 with the deployment of an active Ethernet fiber to the premise network.  Since its inception the broadband base has grown to over 20,000 customers.  The leadership at CDE Lightband have hit on a formula to monetize the broadband services and in turn provide a steady flow of funds to the electric operations. These funds are allowing a growing electric service to build substations, improve service and reliability and make improvements for customers and employees without the need to borrow funds for these projects.  Brian will share the insights into what they have learned and how to build a partnership between electric and broadband operations for the success of both entities.  
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Building a fiber network to support your electric operations
Learning Objective #2: Using broadband business success to help offset your electric capital needs
Intended Audience Level: Essentials, Intermediate, Advanced
Stage of fiber deployment: Legacy
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Building a fiber network to support your electric operations
Learning Objective #2: Using broadband business success to help offset your electric capital needs
Intended Audience Level: Essentials, Intermediate, Advanced
Stage of fiber deployment: Legacy

Speakers

Primary Presenter
Brian Taylor
General Manager
CDE Lightband