Overview

Title: US Digital Divide Summit

Date: On Demand

Duration: Each session is 45min + 15min Q&A

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Summary

Please register here to view Nokia's first US Digital Divide Summit, held on December 9, 2020. The Summit is comprised of two separate sessions, one on Policies for bringing broadband to all Americans and the other on Technologies for bringing broadband to all Americans. You can register to view either session or both.

Policies for bringing broadband to all Americans

High-speed internet pervades every aspect of life in the 21st century. It brings growth, prosperity and better quality of life wherever it goes. Yet millions of Americans still do not have access to high-speed broadband, which is increasingly essential to prosperity. While the digital divide is perceived to be a predominantly rural problem, significant disparities exist even in our cities, with lower-income individuals most likely to lack broadband services. 

Keynote speaker

  • Representative Mike Doyle, U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee

Policy panel participants

  • Anna Gomez, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, Telecom, Media & Technology Practice
  • Nancy Werner, General Counsel, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
  • Colman Keane, Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins, CO
  • Doug Minster, VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc.

Moderator

  • Jeffrey Marks, VP US Regulatory Affairs, Nokia

Technologies for bringing broadband to all Americans

It’s easier and cheaper than ever before to deliver Gigabit services. The desired end-goal is ubiquitous fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). Costs have declined substantially from $2500 to under $300 per home in less than 10 years. Field-proven network design tools, greater experience in end-to-end project management, network building and new methods to lower deployment costs are contributors. Choosing the right technology for a deployment requires careful consideration of several factors including, but not limited to the existing infrastructure, household density, time-to-market, CAPEX and OPEX.

Keynote speaker

  • Ken Paker, SVP of Information & Network Technologies and CTO, TDS Telecommunication LLC

Technology panel participants

  • Ken Paker, SVP of Information & Network Technologies and CTO, TDS Telecommunications LLC
  • Alan Jones, SVP Engineering and Development, C Spire
  • Kristie Goodson, Senior Dark Fiber Specialist, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Ken Budka, PhD - Senior Partner, Nokia Bell Labs Consulting
  • Amit Patel, CTO, US Major Accounts, Nokia

Moderator

  • John Harrington, SVP US Major Accounts, Nokia

Topics Covered
  • Keynote speaker: Mike Doyle (10min)

  • US Policy-maker panel (35min)

  • Q&A (15min)

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Representative Mike Doyle
Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee
U.S. House of Representatives

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Anna Gomez
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP

Speaker 2 Bio

Nancy Werner
General Counsel
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Speaker 3 Bio

Coleman Keane
Executive Broadband Director
City of Fort Collins, CO

Speaker 4 Bio

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