Broadband: Dressing up for the Future
Guest blog post by Steve Ross, corporate editor for Broadband Properties magazine.
So, what does it take to survive and thrive in an ultra-connected world?
That’s the question being addressed this week for a broad spectrum of businesses attending Broadband Properties magazine annual summit, sponsored by Verizon and others, in Dallas, TX. With a focus on multi-family communities, the summit brings together representatives from broadband, cable, real estate and property management and state and local governments.
They’ll learn how developers are using broadband to help their properties standout among communities and how service providers are increasing revenues with high-bandwidth services. There will be discussions of how cities connected with fiber optics are using this fiber to attract new businesses and why broadband will be a key in the evolution of the so-called Smart Grid and the Smart Home.
It’s a lot to crowd into a three-day conference and Broadband Properties is calling on the experts from business and government to spell out the new developments in technology, law, economics and uses of broadband that are changing the way we live, work and play.
This year's revamped and expanded program was necessary to fit in all the latest developments for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and more. The summit's daylong, blue-ribbon economic development program is ideal for service providers and real estate managers, as well as for state and local government officials.
Operating management and staff will hear about the latest from consultants, competing vendors, and our editors. And staffers will get a unique opportunity to prepare for FTTH Council certification by taking the Light Brigade two-day certification course.
Top management and consultants will want to hear the latest on legal and regulatory matters, and the opportunities provided by the new regulatory environment.
Entrepreneurs on the multiple-dwelling-unit and Internet service provider sides, will discover case studies on new ways to generate revenue, while rural operators and public officials will hear and see the latest - including work on a toolkit for activists - at the Rural Telecommunications Congress conference-within-a-conference at the Summit.
To learn more, please visit http://www.bbpmag.com/2011s/. If you are at this conference let me know what topics you are interested in.
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It’s Time to Give Your Business A ‘Tune-Up’
Just like a car needs a tune up every so often, your business needs one too. If you’re in business, it’s a good idea to review your business plans quarterly. Perhaps it’s changing the layout of your retail shop or updating your menu. With each quarterly review, it’s also a good time to review your business’ telecommunications service and determine if you have the right services. Do you need faster broadband speeds? Do you need more phone lines? Perhaps your dental office could use TV service? Or perhaps it’s finally time to get a website for your business?
If you are looking to upgrade your current services or shopping for new services, consider Verizon. We offer many products and services for businesses of all sizes. Any of our services can be purchased in a bundle or individually, with or without a term agreement.
For Verizon’s small business bundled customers who are growing and seeking to add four phone lines or more, the company is now offering even greater savings starting on your 4th featured (qualified) line.
Many small businesses need additional phone lines to handle the credit card machine, alarm systems, a dedicated line for the fax machine and to keep the main business line clear to capture all incoming calls. The savings can be substantial from $8 in savings to $10 or more per line – and of course, bundled customers save a whole lot more than those who choose a la carte services.
For businesses that don’t need to add more phone lines, but are interested in shopping for broadband services…Verizon’s latest online exclusive promotion for these businesses that subscribe to our FiOS Internet or High Speed Internet service is a free activation – a value of $149.99 – and $5 off per month for 24 months with a 2-year commitment.
A note that all of Verizon’s business bundled services include the business essentials (businesses can select 2-year term or no-term (month-to-month) options): online security; online backup; an easy do-it-yourself website design software; Google Apps; complimentary Wi-Fi and more. Bundled services ordered online will get $10 off per month for 24 months with a 2-year commitment. For additional information visit http://smallbusiness.verizon.com.
Let us know if you bundled your telecommunications services.
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