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 11

Monday, June 12

MDU Opportunities and Solutions
Track: General Session
Monday, Jun 12th (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
How to Be Fiber Ready
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Monday, Jun 12th (9:45 AM - 10:30 AM)
Meet and Greet with the MDU Panel: Question and Answer
Track: New & Emerging Technologies
Monday, Jun 12th (9:45 AM - 10:30 AM)
Network Convergence of Carrier Services
Track: New & Emerging Technologies
Monday, Jun 12th (9:45 AM - 10:30 AM)
Smithville Fiber: Building a GigaCity
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Monday, Jun 12th (9:45 AM - 10:30 AM)
Efficient, Compliant and Visible Network Testing with Field Test Process Automation and Analytics
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Monday, Jun 12th (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
FTTH Basics and Network Design
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Monday, Jun 12th (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Generating a Revenue Model Around Customer Service
Track: Marketing and New Services for Increasing Revenues
Monday, Jun 12th (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Mobilizing Software-Defined Access With 10G PON
Track: New & Emerging Technologies
Monday, Jun 12th (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Women in Fiber
Track: General Session
Monday, Jun 12th (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)
2017: The Year of NG-PON2, Are You Ready?
Track: New & Emerging Technologies
Monday, Jun 12th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Deployment of Fiber Optic Networks and Solutions to Assist your Progressive City
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Monday, Jun 12th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Microtrenching Systems Improve Productivity and Profitability on Fiber-Installation Jobs
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Monday, Jun 12th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Recruiting, Retraining, & Retention: Finding and Keeping good technical employees
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Monday, Jun 12th (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Fiber Optic Sensing: An Introduction to the Fiber Optic Sensing Association and Technologies Which Make It Successful
Track: New & Emerging Technologies
Monday, Jun 12th (2:15 PM - 3:30 PM)
Marketing for Success!
Track: Marketing and New Services for Increasing Revenues
Monday, Jun 12th (2:15 PM - 3:30 PM)
Maximize Savings with Enhanced GIS Technology
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Monday, Jun 12th (2:15 PM - 3:30 PM)
Public Private Partnerships as a Tool for Developing the Next Generation of Broadband Networks
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Monday, Jun 12th (2:15 PM - 3:30 PM)
Best Practices - Building an ENTIRE Municipal Network with Public-Private Partnerships, Co-Locations, Traffic Signal Interconnections - and VERY LITTLE MONEY
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Monday, Jun 12th (3:45 PM - 4:15 PM)
DOCSIS Provisioning of GPON: Operational and Efficiency Impacts
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Monday, Jun 12th (4:20 PM - 4:50 PM)
Deploying Local Access Fiber at Scale: 4 Strategies for Success
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Monday, Jun 12th (4:55 PM - 5:25 PM)

Tuesday, June 13

Opening Remarks and Awards Presentation
Track: General Session
Tuesday, Jun 13th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Armchair Discussion with Fiber Newsmakers
Track: General Session
Tuesday, Jun 13th (9:00 AM - 10:15 AM)
Keynote Presentation: Fiber is Sexy Again
Track: General Session
Tuesday, Jun 13th (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
Fiber Funding Panel
Track: General Session
Tuesday, Jun 13th (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
Economic Development: The Killer App for Local Fiber Networks
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Tuesday, Jun 13th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
Fiber Optics World View
Track: Marketing and New Services for Increasing Revenues
Tuesday, Jun 13th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
How Current Regulatory Issues Are Aiding Fiber Deployment
Track: New & Emerging Technologies
Tuesday, Jun 13th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
The Evolution of the All Fiber Network
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Tuesday, Jun 13th (1:45 PM - 3:00 PM)
Deploying Gigabit Connectivity to the MDU
Track: New & Emerging Technologies
Tuesday, Jun 13th (3:15 PM - 3:45 PM)
Connecting the isolation chambers of Fiber deployments
Track: Leading Best Practices for Fiber Deployment
Tuesday, Jun 13th (3:50 PM - 4:20 PM)
xPON DOCSIS Hybrid FTTT Architectures
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Tuesday, Jun 13th (4:25 PM - 4:55 PM)
GIS-Based Fiber Management and Analysis
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Tuesday, Jun 13th (5:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
The Monitoring and Protection of Cables, Pipelines, Borders and Perimeters by the Deployment of Distributed Acoustic Sensing
Track: The Community Toolkit: FTTH from A to Z
Tuesday, Jun 13th (5:35 PM - 6:05 PM)

Wednesday, June 14