Education Tracks

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New and Emerging Technology The Community Toolkit: Fiber Broadband
from A to Z
Marketing and New Services for Increasing Revenues Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment

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, June 3

Monday, June 4

Monday Registration
Track: Registration
Monday, Jun 4th (7:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Conversation with City Leaders
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Fiber to the MDU Case Studies Panel
Track: Engineering
Monday, Jun 4th (8:45 AM - 10:00 AM)
Converging Wireless Fronthaul/Backhaul and FTTH Networks
Track: Engineering
Monday, Jun 4th (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)
Handling OTT Beyond the ONT
Track: Fiber Broadband Starter Kit
Monday, Jun 4th (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)
Latest Developments in Public-Private Partnerships
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)
Recovering from Natural Disasters: Network Restoration and Reliability
Track: Operations
Monday, Jun 4th (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)
Networking and Refreshment Break
Track: Networking
Monday, Jun 4th (11:00 AM - 11:15 AM)
If a Municipal Builds It, Will an ILEC Help Operate It?
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
Pole Attachment and Make-Ready in Co-Op FTTx Networks
Track: Operations
Monday, Jun 4th (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
Regulatory Panel
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
The 7 Deadly Sins of FTTx Engineering
Track: Engineering
Monday, Jun 4th (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
Network Operators Networking Lunch
Track: Networking
Monday, Jun 4th (12:00 PM - 1:15 PM)
Going All In With Fiber: Key Lessons Learned
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
How True Open Access Networks Can Bridge The Digital Divide
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Managing Customer Expectations When Deploying Gigabit Connectivity
Track: Operations
Monday, Jun 4th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Putting Virtualization to Work in Fiber Networks
Track: Engineering
Monday, Jun 4th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Networking and Refreshment Break
Track: Networking
Monday, Jun 4th (2:00 PM - 2:15 PM)
Opening Ceremony - Chairman's & President's Address
Track: Networking
Monday, Jun 4th (2:15 PM - 2:25 PM)
Industry Recognition and Awards
Track: Networking
Monday, Jun 4th (2:25 PM - 2:45 PM)
Over-the-Top Panel
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (2:45 PM - 3:30 PM)
Ribbon Cutting & Welcome Reception
Track: Networking
Monday, Jun 4th (3:45 PM - 6:45 PM)
Meet the Expert - Matt Polka
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Optimizing Network Demand in Remote and Low Use Areas: Managing Deployment Build Time and End User Influence Strategies to Make Rural Deployment Economical
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Fundamental Planning of Future-Proof Fiber Optics Networks
Track: Engineering
Monday, Jun 4th (4:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Meet the Expert - Bill Routt
Track: Business
Monday, Jun 4th (4:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Setting the Broadband Table with All the Options
Track: Fiber Broadband Starter Kit
Monday, Jun 4th (5:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Microtrenching: All Hype, or the Key to Building the Last Mile?
Track: Operations
Monday, Jun 4th (5:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

Tuesday, June 5

Tuesday Registration
Track: Registration
Tuesday, Jun 5th (7:30 AM - 5:30 PM)
Networking Breakfast
Track: Networking
Tuesday, Jun 5th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Armchair Discussion with Fiber Newsmakers
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (9:00 AM - 10:15 AM)
Networking and Refreshment Break
Track: Networking
Tuesday, Jun 5th (10:15 AM - 10:30 AM)
Keynote: Tim Walden, Senior Vice President, Local Network Implementation, CenturyLink
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
Fiber Funding Panel
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
eHFC xPON Hybrid FTTT DOCSIS Architectures
Track: Engineering
Tuesday, Jun 5th (12:15 PM - 12:45 PM)
Lunch in Expo Hall
Track: Networking
Tuesday, Jun 5th (12:15 PM - 1:45 PM)
Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders (Lunch)
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (12:15 PM - 1:45 PM)
Fiber Enabled 5G Wireless
Track: Engineering
Tuesday, Jun 5th (12:50 PM - 1:20 PM)
Fiber to the Home Combined with an Unmatched Wi-Fi Broadband Experience Wins Hands Down
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
Greenfield and Brownfield Fiber Deployments: Growth Through Momentum
Track: Operations
Tuesday, Jun 5th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
Laying the Foundation for 5G
Track: Engineering
Tuesday, Jun 5th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
Overview of Fiber Around the Globe
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
Expo Hall & Evening Reception
Track: Networking
Tuesday, Jun 5th (3:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
County Government, Anchor Institutions, and Private Investment: The Road to FTTH in Rural America
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (3:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
GIS: The Mapping Fabric of Your Operations
Track: Engineering
Tuesday, Jun 5th (3:50 PM - 4:20 PM)
Meet the Expert - Diego Anderson
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (4:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
How to Get Your Network Ready for Next-Gen PON
Track: Fiber Broadband Starter Kit
Tuesday, Jun 5th (4:25 PM - 4:55 PM)
Meet the Expert - Michael Render
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (4:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Common Field Problems and How to Avoid Them
Track: Operations
Tuesday, Jun 5th (5:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
What if...? FOSA and the Emerging Case for Smart Telecom Networks
Track: Business
Tuesday, Jun 5th (5:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

Wednesday, June 6