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8:30 – 8:40 AM | Welcome Remarks by Steven K. Berry, President & CEO, CCA
8:40 – 9:00 AM | Keynote Remarks by Michael Poth, CEO, FirstNet
9:05 – 10:00 AM | Keynote Panel: Connecting America the Beautiful
Millions of citizens travel to rural America each year, and some are fortunate enough to call it home. Whether living in or visiting these locations, all deserve to connect – in fact, they need to be able to connect! Unfortunately, many remote locations still have little or no access to mobile broadband services and some lack even basic fixed Internet connectivity. This panel of experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities in bringing wireless broadband (both fixed and mobile) to rural areas and will share their thoughts and strategies for deploying in these locations. What technologies are available now? Are technologies such as millimeter wave and 28/39 GHz spectrum viable options? How can rural markets access entertainment including movies and streaming? This session will answer these questions and more.
- Iain Gillott, President, iGR – moderator
- Jay Bluhm, VP Network Planning, Sprint
- David Debrecht, CTO, US Majors, Nokia
- George Reed, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Marketing, Huawei Technologies USA
- Stephen J. Zitnik, EVP and CTO, Interop Technologies
10:00 – 10:15 AM | Excellence in Marketing Awards Presentation