Billing systems, TV alternatives, and financing are among the topics to be discussed at the IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting on October 10th.
Here is the final agenda for the meeting to be held at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.
Registration is available on the IAMU website at www.iamu.org under the "Events" page. Registration is just $35.00 for IAMU members and $50.00 for non-IAMU members and all are welcome!
THANK YOU to the following vendors for helping make the IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting a reality. We have room for more!
We still have several tabletop exhibits available. Vendors must be an IAMU Associate Member to sponsor but you can join IAMU for the remainder of the fiscal year for a discounted fee. If you have questions, contact Curtis Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 6th annual IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting provides an update on key broadband topics and to “compare notes” with your peers. This year we’re at a new venue, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. Also new for 2019, IAMU Associate Member Vendors can purchase a sponsorship that includes a 6’ tabletop exhibit.
IAMU Members are just $35.00 per person. Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Non-IAMU Members who are NOT vendor representatives (such as ITC representatives) are $50.00 each.
IAMU Associate Members may sponsor the Fall Broadband Meeting for $300. Sponsorship includes a 6' tabletop display and 1 representative attendance. Additional vendor representatives, or IAMU Associate Members who want to attend without being a sponsor, are $60.00 each.
Sponsors as of 9/10/19 (in addition to presenting sponsor Power & Tel) include: FARR Technologies, ICAN, Inc., ISPN, and Millenium
For complete details, CLICK HERE to view the conference flyer (PDF). Registration is online at www.iamu.org.
A block of rooms has been set aside at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center for the night of Wednesday, October 9th. The group rate is $119 for a double queen or king. Hurry, the room block expires on October 1, 2019! To reserve your room, call the Gateway at 800-367-2637 and ask for the "IAMU Fall Broadband Meeting".
A big reason to come in the night before is a new event sponsored by the Community Broadband Action Network...
The next edition of CBAN's Lunch and Learn webinar series is taking place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Noon.
The Promises and Pitfalls of Open Access Fiber Networks
Our guest for this session is Doug Dawson of CCG Consulting. Doug is a nationally-recognized expert on municipal fiber networks, having been involved in hundreds of studies and other projects over the years. Doug will discuss the concept of an "open access" municipal fiber network. Under the open access model, a community builds and owns a fiber network but rather than offering services to end users itself, it allows multiple providers to have access to the network to provide services.
We will discuss why the concept of open access is so attractive to some communities and why it sometimes is not the best solution to meet the community's needs.
Doug will be joined by CBAN co-founders Curtis Dean and Todd Kielkopf for the one hour session. As always, Lunch and Learn is free and open to anyone, but registration is required.
To register for "The Promises and Pitfalls of Open Access Fiber Networks", CLICK HERE.
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