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Register Today for the IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting

Posted By IAMU, Monday, October 3, 2016

The IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting is Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the IAMU Office and Training Complex in Ankeny. This annual gathering gives IAMU utility members with broadband networks an opportunity to network, share ideas, and hear from speakers on several topics.  

SCHEDULE

8am-9am

Registration

Rolls, coffee, and juice will be available

9am-10am

NCTC Update
Auditorium

Frank Hughes, Senior VP of Member Services at the NCTC, will be on hand to provide an update on what’s happening at the NCTC and answer questions.

10am-10:10am

Break

 

10:10am-11am

Outsourcing Tech Support
Auditorium

Responsive technical support is vital for broadband providers. But for small companies, it’s a challenge to deliver excellent service on limited budgets. This panel discussion will feature representatives of companies that provide tech support for telecom providers and why outsourcing this important service might be a win-win for your company and your customers.

11:00-11:10am

Break

 

11:10am-Noon

CAF Phase II Auction
Auditorium

The FCC will be announcing details on the Phase II Auction for the Connect America Fund (CAF). It appears that some rural areas where support was not claimed by incumbent phone companies will be available in the auction and may be of interest to municipal providers. Dan Davis and Jill Thornton of Consortia Consulting will discuss the Phase II Auction and the challenges in seeking these subsidies.

Noon-1pm

Lunch

Provided in registration

1pm-2pm

FTTH Design Options
Auditorium

When designing a FTTH network, there are lots of decisions that need to be made. Ben Humphrey of Finley Engineering will outline the key choices that are made when putting together a FTTH design.

 

Rethinking the Bundle
Board Room

The triple-play bundle of cable TV, internet, and telephone has been an essential part of broadband offerings for many years. With the continued growth of cord cutters, it it time to re-think or revise the bundle?

2pm-2:45pm

2017 Broadband Conference
Auditorium

As we wrap up the 2016 Fall Meeting, we’ll take a look at some of the possible topics for the 2017 Broadband Conference and brainstorm for other ideas.


Cost is just $35.00 per person.  Register online here.

We hope to see you there!

Tags:  Broadband  Broadband Meeting 

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