Upcoming broadband events

Maybe I’m just looking for an excuse to escape winter for a while but a few upcoming conferences have caught my eye…

Alcatel-Lucent FREEDOM To CONNECT 2009: The Emerging Internet Economy
March 30-31, 2009
Silver Spring, Maryland
Here’s the blurb from their web site:

F2C 2009 presents the people of the Internet who:
• enable economic growth,
• strengthen democracy,
• facilitate creativity and innovation,
• make the Earth greener, and
• lower the barriers that divide people.

F2C 2009 will tell the story of:
• on-line, network-enabled industry and culture, new jobs and sustainable growth
• Burlington VT, where muni fiber enables business, artistic endeavor, and new telemedicine
• how Lafayette LA’s community came together as it built its muni fiber network
• the twin cities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa, where one twin has a muni net, and the other doesn’t
• how municipal CIOs are planning for Seattle, Portland and San Francisco municipal fiber networks
• city nets, wired and wireless, that didn’t work — what went wrong and what that teaches
• what Obama’s infrastructure and economic recovery plans mean for tomorrow’s network

Broadband Properties 2009
April 27-29, 2009
Dallas, TX

Here’s the blurb from their web site:
Over the past four years, the Summit has become widely recognized as the best source of marketing ideas and strategies for Fiber-to-the-Home.
Our theme this year is, New Business Models for Today’s Fiber Communities
We invite you to join over 1,000 property owners, developers, telcos, cable companies and numerous industry leaders at this premier event, which is now rapidly taking shape.

Broadband Policy Summit V: Building out America
June 18-19, 2009
Arlington VA

And from their web site…

Broadband Policy Summit V, Washington’s preeminent broadband communications policy forum, promises more than ever to be the place to learn how to position your company and clients to thrive in this new broadband environment.

At BPS V, the nation’s top public and private sector voices will share their insights on:
• Who has the ear of the Obama administration, and what will they say?
• Who’s running the Congress, and what’s important to them?
• How will a new cabinet-level Chief Technology Officer affect the market?
• What’s the future for network management?
• Will broadband deployment surge or suffer in the new political-economic climate?
• Who will challenge the cable/telcom broadband duopoly?
• Will the Obama administration change the balance between competition and consolidation?
• What’s next for the TV white spaces? For the D Block and the national public safety network?
• What will be the new shape of the Universal Service program? Who wins, and who loses?
Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in critical

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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