Dallas Summit
September 12-14
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Phone: 972-831-0000
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Registration: Nancy McCain nancym@broadbandproperties.com

Exhibits: Irene Gonzales Irene@broadbandproperties.com

Program: Scott DeGarmo scott@broadbandproperties.com

   
Updated 9/05/05
Monday, September 12, 2005
11:00 - 5:00 Registration Desk Open
Location: Pre-Function Area
Noon - 1:20 Kickoff / Welcome
Workshops/Presentations
Location: Merchants
Primer on FCC Inside Wiring Rules
Bill Burhop, Esq. – Executive Director, IMCC
Carl Kandutsch, Esq. Former FCC Lawyer
1:30 - 2:20 Generating Broadband Revenue in Home Developments
Moderator: Max Kipfer – President, FOCUS
Lou Balla – Founder & Principal, Capital Broadband
John Schultz – General Manager, FTTH Communications
Thomas Reiman – Founder & President, The Broadband Group
Jeff Hesla – Residential Real Estate, Sunset Summits
2:30 - 3:20 State of Broadband I
Moderator: Steve Ross - Editor-in-Chief, Broadband Properties Magazine
Albert Diehl – Executive Vice President, Telkonet , Telkonet
Ben Gould – Chief Marketing Officer, Dynamic City
Mike Serrano, Director, Product Marketing, Alloptic
Srini Kola – Founder & CEO, C9 Networks
3:30 - 4:20 State of Broadband II
Moderator: Steve Ross – Editor-in-Chief, Broadband Properties Magazine
Kent Brown – Director of Access Technologies, AFL Telecommunications
Takeo Osawa – Manager, IT & Telecommunications, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
John Hewa – Utilities Director, City of Manassas , VA
Walt Adams – Vice President Commercial Services, COMTek
4:30 - 5:30 Editor’s Choice: Solutions Symposiums

Passing Fad Or New Paradigm? Underlying Trends in High-End FTTH
Michael C. Render — President, Render, Vanderslice & Associates

Media Conversion In The Ethernet First Mile
Bill Schultz – Vice President of Marketing, Transition Networks

FTTH For MDUs, Planned Communities and Small Municipalities
Pete Daly – Vice President of Sales, Blonder Tongue

Legal Transactions With Incumbents
Jim MacNaughton, Esq. – Law Office of W. J. MacNaughton

Association Meetings/Receptions
5:30 – 6:15 IMCC Members Meeting (Open to IMCC Members only)
Location: Carrollton
6:15 – 6:45 IMCC BOD Meeting (Open to IMCC BOD Members only)
Location: Carrollton
6:45 – 7:30 IMCC Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by: Broadband Properties Magazine  
 
& NorthStar TeleSolutions
Location: Brown
 
TUESDAY, September 13, 2005
7:00 - 6:00 Registration Desk Open
Location: Pre-Function Area
7:30
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by: Comcast
Location: Merchants Foyer
 
8:00 - 8:50 State of Triple Play
Location: Merchants
Bryan Rader - President & CEO, MediaWorks
Steve Sadler - Director, Ancillary Services, Post Properties
Henry Pye - Director of Resident Services and Technology, JPI Partners, LLC
Richard Muller - Consultant, Atlas Consulting
Toy Belcher - Project Manager, FreemanWhite, Inc.
9:00 - 9:30 Keynote: The Wired City
Location: Merchants
Introduction: Leonard Ray – Chairman, FTTH Council
Speakers:
The Hon. Graham Richard - Mayor, Fort Wayne , Indiana
The Hon. Lewis Billings – Mayor, Provo , Utah
9:40 - 10:30 Developments in Broadband Public Policy
Location: Merchants
Moderator: Stan Fendley - Director of Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Corning Inc.
James Hettrick - Director of Info Systems, Loma Linda , CA
David Kidder – Co-Founder & COO, Renaissance Integrated Solutions

FTTP in Sweden : Users Choose Their Services
Robert Kjellberg – Managing Director, MälarEnergi Stadsnät, Västerås , Sweden

10:30 - 12:30 EXHIBITS OPEN
Location: Planters
12:30 - 1:40 Keynote Awards Luncheon
Location: Merchants
Keynote Speaker: Rey Ramsey - CEO, One Economy Corporation
MUNICIPAL AND PRIVATE FTTP
2:00 - 3:00 Municipal Fiber-to-the-Premises
Location: Merchants
Moderator: The Hon. Lewis Billings – Mayor, Provo , Utah
The Hon. Joey Durel – Mayor, Lafayette , LA
Terry Huval – Director, Lafayette Utilities Systems
Jim Baller- Founder, Baller Herbst Law Firm
Doug Dawson – President, CCG Consulting

The Case For Municipal FTTP
Carl Kandutsch, Esq. – Former FCC attorney and BBP Magazine Contributing Editor

3:10 - 4:00 Private Sector Fiber-to-the-Premises
Location: Merchants
Moderator: Fred Cornwall, Founder & President, Municipal Capital Markets
Brad Worthington - COO, NTS Communications
Phillip Clark – President, Paxio
John Andrews – Founder , US Sonet

The Case Against Municipal FTTP
David McClure – President & CEO , US Internet Industry Association

4:00 - 4:40
Networking Break
Location: Pre-Function Area
Sponsored by: Hitachi
 
4:40 - 5:30 Connected Community Transactions
Location: Merchants
Lawrence Freedman - Partner, Fleischman & Walsh, L.L.P.
Craig Lobel – Vice President of Emerging Technologies, Newland Communities
Bill Dean – President & CEO, M. C. Dean/OpenBand
Stephen Christensen - CEO, Broadweave
4:40 - 5:30
(Concurrent Session)
PCOs & MDUs: Open Forum – Discussions of Key Issues and Solutions
Location: Britain/Brown/Carrollton
Moderator: Bill Burhop – Executive Director, IMCC
5:30 - 7:30 Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Planters
6:00 - 7:30
Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception
Location: Planters
Sponsored by: Alcatel
 
WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2005
   
7:00 - 2:00 Registration Desk Open
Location: Pre-Function Area
7:30 Coffee Service
Location: Merchants Foyer
8:00 Welcome and Overview By Chairperson for Day’s Activities:
Location: Merchants
The Hon. Hilda Legg – Former Administrator USDA Rural Utilities Services

Economic Development through Bandwidth

Moderator: Jim Baller – Founder, Baller Herbst Law Group
Sharon Eisner Gillette – Principal Research Associate, MIT, Broadband Working Group
Dr. George Ford - President, Applied Economic Studies, Inc
Michael Curri - Founder, Strategic Networks Group
9:20 FTTP in Rural America
Location: Merchants
Moderator: Joseph Savage – Sr. Vice President, FTTH Council
Phil Erli – Executive Vice President, Ringgold Telephone Company
Randy Baker – General Manager, Stratford Mutual Telephone Company
Ron Riggle – Customer Service Manager, Rochester Telephone Company
10:15 - 10:45 Break
  Financing
10:45 Understanding The Financing of FTTP Deployments
Location: Merchants
Bill Johnston – Director of Municipal Finance, Banc of America Securities
Victor Frisch – Project Manager, Telecommunications Global Business Unit, Bechtel Corp.
11:15 Options For Financing Your Broadband Project
Location: Merchants
Moderator: Hilda Legg - Former Administrator, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Curtis Anderson – Acting Administrator, USDA Rural Utilities Services
Laurance Lewis – Founder, Aggregate Capital Networks
Fred Cornwall – Founder & President, Municipal Capital Markets
12:15 - 2:15 Exhibit Hall Open/Box Luncheon
Location: Planters
2:15 Summit Closes!
1:00 - 4:00
Free Broadband Awareness Workshop
Location: Britain/Brown/Carrollton
The USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan and
Loan Guarantee Program
Sponsored by: The USDA Rural Development Group