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. Since its inception in 2007, the broadband base has grown to over 20,000 customers. The leadership at CDE Lightband has hit on a formula to monetize the broadband services, in turn providing a steady flow of funds to the electric operations. These funds allow a growing electric service to build substations, improve service and reliability, and make improvements for customers and employees without the need to borrow funds. Hear what they have learned and find tips to build a successful partnership between electric and broadband operations.
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