Opening Keynote: The State of the Industry

August 10 – 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Colorado Rockies Ballroom


Christopher Mitchell

Institute for Local Self-Reliance: Director of Community Broadband Networks

Featuring executives from our major Industry Associations for the first time outside of Washington, D.C., this Keynote will focus on the issues influencing our industry today as well as look forward to the future.  This keynote panel will discuss:

  • Current challenges and these can include Supply Chain issues, etc.
  • Funding opportunities
  • Digital Equity and Inclusion
  • Policy concerns, both Federal and State
  • A view into the near-term future – impending barriers, future technology challenges, etc.


Gary Bolton

Fiber Broadband Association: President & CEO

Ryan Johnston

Next Century Cities: Policy Counsel, Federal Programs

Claude Aiken

WISPA: President & CEO

Adam Jorde

NTCA: Director of Government Affairs

John Higginbotham

ACA Connects: EVP & COO