Education Tracks

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Business Engineering Operations Safety Customer Connections Fiber Starter
Kit

New and Emerging Technology
Sessions in this track will focus on “hot” technologies currently being adopted and developed, including innovations that streamline processes and leading-edge technologies that enable new revenue-generating services. Learn about the products and solutions changing the status quo across the fiber broadband landscape and influencing how you do business.

The Community Toolkit: Fiber Broadband from A to Z
Learn about the various steps necessary to bring an all-fiber deployment from a vision to a successfully-deployed network. This track will follow the elements of the Fiber Broadband Online Community Toolkit.

Marketing and New Services for Increasing Revenues
Gain valuable insight into how you can leverage your fiber networks to increase your customer bases and revenue streams, as well as ways to educate customers about the advantages of all-fiber networks.

Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Explore technologies affecting design, development, and deployment of fiber to the home networks, with a focus on today's hardware, software, and best practices. These sessions will provide you with a new understanding of deployment techniques, product improvements, and installation practices.

Sunday, December 13

Monday, December 14

Welcome & State of the Association
Track: General Session
Monday, Dec 14th (8:00 AM - 8:25 AM)
Welcome to Fiber Connect & Message from the Board
Track: General Session
Monday, Dec 14th (8:00 AM - 8:25 AM)
Welcome to Tennessee
Track: General Session
Monday, Dec 14th (8:00 AM - 8:25 AM)
Multifamily Case Studies Panel
Track: General Session
Monday, Dec 14th (8:25 AM - 9:35 AM)
Beyond Fiber... The Social Impact From Service Providers
Track: General Session
Monday, Dec 14th (9:45 AM - 10:35 AM)
The Current Status of OTT and What the Future Looks Like with App Based Video
Track: General Session
Monday, Dec 14th (10:35 AM - 11:15 AM)
A True Story of Broadband Bringing Two Rival Communities Together
Track: Business
Monday, Dec 14th (12:30 PM - 1:20 PM)
Electrical Code Requirements for Build Out Deployments, Machine Learning, Data Centers and IIOt's
Track: Engineering
Monday, Dec 14th (12:30 PM - 1:20 PM)
Failure is NOT an Option: Micro trenching and Redundancy
Track: Operations
Monday, Dec 14th (12:30 PM - 1:20 PM)
FTTH Basics and Network Design
Track: Fiber Broadband Starter Kit
Monday, Dec 14th (12:30 PM - 1:20 PM)
Trends in Policy & Legislation and its Impact on Fiber Business
Track: Business
Monday, Dec 14th (12:30 PM - 1:20 PM)
ADSS vs. Strand & Lash and UG Conduit vs. Direct Bury
Track: Engineering
Monday, Dec 14th (1:30 PM - 2:20 PM)
Community Support, Community Investment, and its Impact from Fiber
Track: Fiber Broadband Starter Kit
Monday, Dec 14th (1:30 PM - 2:20 PM)
Connecting Communities: Springfield, MO (SpringNet) $120 Million Project
Track: Business
Monday, Dec 14th (1:30 PM - 2:20 PM)
Global Fiber Market Trends and Panorama
Track: Business
Monday, Dec 14th (1:30 PM - 2:20 PM)
Hardscape Trenching - Approach to Innovation
Track: Operations
Monday, Dec 14th (1:30 PM - 2:20 PM)
Cloud vs. Fog
Track: Engineering
Monday, Dec 14th (2:30 PM - 3:20 PM)
FOSA - Fiber Sensing as Security and Monitoring Technology
Track: Operations
Monday, Dec 14th (2:30 PM - 3:20 PM)
Next Generation Service Management
Track: Business
Monday, Dec 14th (2:30 PM - 3:20 PM)
Smart Cities
Track: Business
Monday, Dec 14th (2:30 PM - 3:20 PM)
The Customer Experience
Track: Customer Connections
Monday, Dec 14th (2:30 PM - 3:20 PM)

Tuesday, December 15

Wednesday, December 16