Broadband Industry Predictions & Expectations

One of the few upsides of 2020 is no one needs to be convinced that access to broadband is essential. In fact, we now know that the demand far outpaces the speed and scale at which telecommunications infrastructure can be built. The entire industry is tasked with advancing broadband availability and delivery in this new environment. And it will take a village, according to some industry predictions. An all-hands on deck approach is required and will involve public-private partnerships, cooperative and municipal broadband networks, and innovative and future-ready technologies. Please join us for a not-to-be-missed event on January 26th.

Consumer expectations for connectivity and bandwidth have accelerated what would have taken years, to just months in 2020.   Federal stimulus packages and capital investment are at an all-time high, resulting in unprecedented urgency to deliver reliable, high-speed broadband across the country.

The demand far outpaces the speed and scale at which telecommunications infrastructure can be built, and the entire industry is tasked with advancing broadband accessibility and delivery in this new environment.

How as an industry can we address these near-term challenges with strategic policy, funding and partnerships? What role does innovation and technology play? What are the key trends enabling the industry to deliver on the promise of digital equality for all U.S communities?

On Tuesday, January 26 a panel of industry thought leaders, including Render CEO Sam Pratt, are weighing in on these topics, key predictions, and areas of opportunities for network operators to maximize their investment, accelerate deployment and connect customers smarter.

Q&A discussions topics will include:

  • Lessons learned in 2020 including project delivery highlights
  • Funding models – what will the public and private landscape look like?
  • Best-practice network deployment trends and approaches
  • Innovative and future-ready technologies
  • Strategic partnerships

Attendees can expect insightful conversations, including key predictions such as:

Looking forward, cross-industry collaboration will peak. We are the village helping our shared customers bring networks to life.

Kara Mullaley
Market Development Manager

Innovation needs to be the norm. Network operators focused on quality outcomes, customer experience and a willingness to innovate at each stage of the project lifecycle will win the race to deliver critical network infrastructure faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Sam Pratt
Render Networks

2021 is going to be the year of co-operative and municipal broadband networks, be they stand-alone, or public-private partnerships. They are the heroes of broadband deployment, especially rural broadband deployment, in the United States. They are crucial parts of the “all-hands-on-deck” approach necessary to bridge the digital divides that continue to exist. 

Christopher Ali
Associate Professor
University of Virginia

Register here for this not-to-be missed event. Panelists include Christopher Ali, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, Kara Mullaley, Market Development Manager for Corning, Sam Pratt, CEO of Render Networks and Isak Finér CMO & VP, North America for COS Systems.    

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