metro connect usa-1Capacity’s Metro Connect 2017 is just one week away! This year’s event, held at Miami’s Nobu Eden Roc Hotel, is expected to bring together more than 530 leaders of the metro fiber market. Offering the “perfect combination” of engaging C-level discussions and the beautiful seaside setting of Miami, Metro Connect 2017 will commence with its legendary “Beer and Barbecue Evening, and offers two days of important and educational conference sessions and key networking opportunities.

Members of our JSA team will be available for onsite meetings, as well as many of our esteemed clients, including: Axiom Fiber Networks, Cleareon Fiber Networks, Cross River Fiber, FirstLight, LightRiver Technologies, Lightower, NJFX and Wilcon. To request any meetings with JSA or our clients at Metro Connect 2017, email [email protected].

The two-day conference agenda is robust, driven by the industry’s most influential businesses, allowing show attendees to listen to and participate in strategic conversations with the ‘who’s who’ of the metro market, while exploring investment and revenue growth opportunities for 2017.


Kurt Van Wagenen, President & CEO, FirstLight Fiber


Cliff Kane, Co-CEO, Cleareon Fiber Networks

Two select panels featuring JSA clients (Cleareon and FirstLight) include “CEO Interviews: Steps to Creating Tomorrow’s Metro Market” on January 31 at 10:00 AM; and “Looking Forward to 2017: The Latest in Mergers & Acquisitions,” on the same day at 12 noon.  The “CEO Interviews” panel will explore revenue opportunities in VAS, and potential upcoming challenges. Moderated by Andrew Lipman, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the session welcomes panelists  Cliff  Kane , Co-CEO, Cleareon Fiber Networks; Dave Schaeffer, Founder & CEO, Cogent Communications; Bob Udell, President & CEO, Consolidated Communications; and Timothy G. Biltz, President & CEO, Lumos Networks. The highly anticipated M&A panel is moderated by James Henry, Co-Founder & Senior MD for Bankstreet, and welcomes panelists Kurt Van Wagenen, President & CEO, FirstLight; Kenny Gunderman, President & CEO, CS&L; Marc Ganzi, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Bridge; Brett Lindsey, President & CEO, Everstream; and Jason Hill, MD, MVP Capital.

In addition to the informative and educational conference sessions, Metro Connect offers multiple networking functions throughout, making the event a most ideal venue to meet existing peers and clients and find new partners.

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See you in Miami!