Next Generation Broadband Network

August 8 – 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm


Vini Santos

Ciena: Routing and Switch Portfolio and Solutions Marketing

In a moment where broadband connectivity means much more than simply connecting people to the internet and represents a fundamental instrument of social, economic and educational development to so many communities driving billions of dollars in public and private investments, rural and regional service providers need to prepare to create a sustainable and futureproof broadband network.

In this session, Ciena invites Graybar, a leading North American distributor of high-quality components, equipment, and materials, and Plume, an in-home WiFi customer experience management leader, to discuss how a regional network operator can create an open, modular and scalable network. The three companies will present how they worked together to support the Town of Dryden in successfully deploying a broadband network that allows them to serve their communities now and, in the future, while protecting their investment and competitive edge.


Scott Jackson

Graybar: National Market Manager Broadband Markets & Applications

Niall Robinson

Plume: Head of North American Sales