Nashville, Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, Gaylord Opryland, 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, United States

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Event Date Sun Sep 19 EDT - Wed Sep 22 EDT (9 months ago)
Location Nashville, Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, United States
Region Americas

This conference will bring together an industry in the spotlight to explore opportunities, threats, and solutions for a resilient and sustainable broadband future for rural America.
Investment in broadband infrastructure is critical to improving economic opportunity, job creation, education, healthcare, and civic engagement for the more than 60 million people and businesses that call rural America home. The current focus on broadband infrastructure as a post-pandemic imperative presents a potentially unprecedented opportunity for rural broadband providers who are looked to as leaders in bridging our country's digital divide. In the immediate future, the job will be to set our country on the right course for the best long-term impact to connect as many people as possible to the best broadband and to achieve sustainable technologies that will stand the test of time. In the coming years, the job will shift to building those new connections, expanding and improving rural networks, and, in time, supporting new customers.

You can expect the NTCA 2021 Fall Conference will include relevant and timely content focused on national broadband goals that can only be achieved with a focus on future-proof broadband deployment by community-based providers in rural America: higher performance services, real-time applications, smart communities, precision agriculture, 5G superiority and better access to health care and education.

Partner With Solution Providers at the NTCA 2021 EXPO at Fall Conference
The current focus on broadband infrastructure as a post-pandemic imperative presents a potentially unprecedented opportunity for the rural broadband industry. In this critical moment, we cannot wait until 2022 to connect NTCA members with the industry’s best vendors and partners. That is why we expanded the NTCA 2021 Fall Conference to include a full expo experience to ensure you have access to the solution providers who are thought leaders in the industry and ready to partner with your company.


2021 Speakers

Bernie Arnason
Principal, Pivot

Seth Arndorfer
Chief Executive Officer, Dakota Carrier Network

Shirley Bloomfield

Bill Esbeck
Executive Director, Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association

Lori Fischetti
VP of Member Experience, NTCA

Brian Ford
Director of Industry Affairs, NTCA

Sandy Gennaro
Rock and Roll Thought Leader

J. Frederick "Fred" Johnson
NTCA Board Chairman and CEO, Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative

Tom Koulopoulos
Futurist, Author, Visionary, Leader

Keith Oliver
Southeast Region Commercial Director, NTCA Board of Directors

Leif Oveson
Vice President of Legislative Affairs, NTCA

Carissa Swenson
Consultant, Consortia Consulting

Chad Young
CEO and General Manager, Chequamegon Communications Cooperative

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• CoBank
• Telcom Insurance Group
• Toly Digital

• Calix
• National Information Solutions Cooperative
• Nokia

• BKD CPAs and Advisors
• Inteliquent

• AirSonics
• CHR Solutions
• Consortia Consulting
• GigTel
• Innovative Systems
• Mapcom Systems
• Womble Bond Dickinson

• A10 Networks
• Finley Engineering
• Pivot Group
• Radisys
• Vantage Point Solutions

• Alexicon
• Electricom
• Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc.
• Mid America Computer Corp.
• Monte R. Lee & Associates
• Olsen Thielen & Co.
• Ribbon

• CIO Review
• PowerSource
• telecompetitor