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Fiber Connect 2022 – Breakout Session Track Descriptions

Fiber Connect 2022 brings together many of the industry’s top subject matter experts to discuss the issues, challenges, opportunities, and innovations that will create endless possibilities for the entire ecosystem of the fiber broadband industry.

Operator Best Practices (Monday and Tuesday)

Fiber broadband is moving from early adopters to mainstream…and Main Street. This track will explore lessons learned and proven best practices that can be leveraged as all municipalities, utilities, cooperatives and other operators look to leverage the potential fiber broadband presents.


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Making a Compelling State Grant Application

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Revitalizing Downtown

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Cable and Fiber Opportunities


12:30 – 1:20 pm – FTTH: Now What?

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Cyber Security Implications and Opportunities

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Fiber and OTT

Deployment: View from the Field (Monday and Tuesday)

As fiber broadband looks to reach more people in sometimes challenging environments, the requirements, and obstacles to overcome to reach across the digital divide are real. This track will look to examine the process of delivering broadband that can be streamlined and simplified to ensure everyone gets connected.


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Overcoming Last Mile Obstacles

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Workforce Development & Supply Chain

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Full Fiber MDUs


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Access to Middle Mile: Breaking Down Bottlenecks

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Greenfield/Brownfield - Mapping ROI to Fiber

2:30 – 3:20 pm – DIRT Report: Common Ground Alliance

Industry Perspective (Monday and Tuesday)

Fiber broadband is at a pivotal time for the industry as federal and state funding becomes available, new applications are driving demand, and the industry prepares for its most significant expansion in history. This track will examine key aspects of this issue from a broad industry perspective and shed some light into what could and should come next.


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Challenges Unique to Rural Builds

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Fiber for 5G

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Preventing the Next Digital Divide: Building a 50-Year Network


12:30 – 1:20 pm – The New Normal Network - Work from Home

1:30 – 2:20 pm – How to Survive a Network Outage Apocalypse

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Workforce Development: Training for Today and Tomorrow

Case Study Central: Lighting Up a Brighter Future (Monday and Tuesday)

Fiber broadband changes lives, provides a path for economic growth and development, and enables people, places, and communities to thrive. This track will highlight several case studies that demonstrate the type of positive impact fiber broadband is having and provide a blueprint for how operators can find similar opportunities for its network to grow.


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Smart Cities

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Smart Grid

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Bringing the Community Together


12:30 – 1: 20 pm – Emergency Services: Fighting Fire with Fiber

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Precision Agriculture: Fiber to the Farm

2:30 – 3:20 pm – College Campus: From Dorms to Classrooms

Innovation: Taking Fiber Further (Monday and Tuesday)

As the industry moves forward with closing the digital equity gap for everyone, many innovative companies are looking to maximize this opportunity and plan for what comes next. This track will uncover how and where the impact of fiber broadband will be felt next.


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Middle Mile Innovation

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Taking Fiber from Concept to Real...Estate

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Innovation in Fiber Distribution


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Applying Utility Best Practices to Fiber Metering

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Creating an Immersive In-Home Experience

2:30 – 3:20 pm – 25G and Beyond

Public Private Partnerships (Monday)

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are an increasingly important part of the broadband puzzle. PPP momentum is on the rise and this track, organized by Telecompetitor, brings together thoughtful industry leaders to discuss and debate the growing role of PPPs in the fiber broadband industry.


12:30 – 1:20 pm – The Rightful Place for PPPs

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Best Practices for Success with PPP

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Getting Started: Due Diligence for PPP

Analyst Take (Tuesday)

The market is evolving rapidly as new leaders emerge, more homes are passed, and more connections made. During this track, leading industry analysts will share the latest research on fiber broadband, the market, players and projections.


12:30 – 12:55 pm – Erik Keith, S&P Global Market Intelligence

1:00 – 1:25 pm – Scott Raynovich, Futuriom

1:30 – 1:55 pm – Mike Render, RVA Market Research and Consulting

2:00 – 2:25 pm – Rick Talbot, ACG Research

2:30 – 2:55 pm – Jaimie Lenderman, Omdia

3:00 – 3:25 pm – Jeff Heynen, Dell’Oro

Fiber Drivers: The Applications Driving Multi-Gig (Tuesday)

From entertainment to Smart City services, to one community’s commitment to get everyone connected, this track will explore the industry trends, high-capacity applications and other demand drivers that are making it clear that if it’s not fiber, it’s not broadband. 


12:30 – 1:20 pm – Economic Development: How Pharr You Can Go

1:30 – 2:20 pm – Entertainment: The Shows Must Go On

2:30 – 3:20 pm – Industrial IoT