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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