Monday Morning Fireside Chat
The Broadband Universal Service Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: Phil Weiser: Silicon Flatirons, Ryan Palmer, FCC
Rob Tiffany, Microsoft
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Mike Lee, First Solutions
With any discussion around municipal broadband networks, there’s inevitably a heated debate about the definition of “Open Access”. There is no legal or industry standard definition and so it is often left to the interpretation of the audience. Existing incumbents claim that Open Access already exists. They argue that customers can get competing services today from any number of application providers. However competitors counter that the lack of choice in broadband providers is tantamount to a monopoly. They rail against the cost of infrastructure which creates a barrier to entry and decry the logic of overbuilding existing infrastructure – their answer to the issue being deregulation of broadband facilities. This session will explore the network design differences between these opposing perspectives and review the differences between physical/logical/application separation strategies as well as the impacts to network operations, the customer experience, and long-term planning.
Moderator: Ken Fellman: Kissenger & Fellman PC, Panelists:
Kevin Padrick: Symmetrical Networks, Nick Hann: Macquarie Capital, Roger Timmerman: Utopia, Matt Larsen: Vistabeam
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