There’s Something for Everyone to Learn

Whether you’re looking for new strategies to build your customer base, tools to make deployment more affordable, or the opportunity to learn from industry leaders as they explore the future of fiber—we’ve got you covered. The 2019 Fiber Connect presents a comprehensive lineup of education led by the industry’s best. 



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7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
7:45 – 9:00 a.m. Fiber Broadband Case Studies for Multifamily Properties
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Conversation with City Leaders
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Flipping the Switch (p)ON: Operators’ view of converting from DSL to PON architecture Engineering
FTTH Deployment Strategies for Minimizing Operational Expenses Operations
Is Your Brand Working Hard Enough? How to Define and Deploy Your Brand for Maximum Impact Business
Making Sense of an FTTX Business Plan Business
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Salisbury, North Carolina: Developing a sustainable path forward for P3 fiber deployments from past mistakesBusiness
Extending Fiber Networks with Unlicensed mmWaveEngineering
Love Your Team, Love Your ClientsOperations
Innovative Ways to Leverage Your Fiber AssetBusiness
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Network Operators Networking Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Fiber: A Real Value Add!Business
To Gigabit and Beyond: Building 10G Networks for Today and TomorrowEngineering
Efficient Fiber Construction Practices: Follow-the-Power Approach for Electric Utilities Deploying FTTxOperations
Leveraging High-Density Fiber Management Solutions to Help Transform Central Office and Data Center ArchitecturesEngineering
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Opening Address: State of the Industry and Board Update
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Industry Recognition and Awards
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Keynote Address
3:30– 6:30 p.m. Expo Hall Welcome Reception and Expo Theater Presentations
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Meet the Experts

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Armchair Discussion with Fiber Newsmakers
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Fiber Funding Panel
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Address
11:45 – 1:15 p.m. Expo Hall Open and Expo Theater Presentations
11:45– 1:15 p.m. Women in Fiber Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  NoaNet's Inter-Governmental Model for Rural Broadband Expansion in Washington StateBusiness
  Accelerating Small Cell Densification Using Next-Gen PON Cost and Scale AdvantagesEngineering
  How to Build Up an ISP from ScratchOperations
  Leveraging Cord-Cutting to Amplify Fiber AdoptionEngineering
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
  Dispelling Myths About Launching and Marketing FiberBusiness
  Creating a To-Build Plan to Fiber Optic NetworksEngineering
  The Rock and Your FTTx Installation and Maintenance Program Will RollOperations
  Super-PON: Simplify Access InfrastructureEngineering
2:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Expo Hall Evening Reception and Expo Theater Presentations
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meet the Experts

7:30 – 11:00 a.m. Registration Open
7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Keynote
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. 5G Panel
9:45– 10:00 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Panel
10:45– 11:00 a.m. Closing


Schedule is subject to change. Additional information will continue to be added. 
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The Fiber Connect program is approved for 10 BICSI Continuing Education Credits! 

Attend all sessions, then provide us your BICSI membership number on the post-conference evaluation to receive a certificate validating your attendance.