UTC Broadband Workshop


UTC Broadband Workshop

  • Date: August 21 – 22, 2019
  • Location:
    Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
    1301 Wyandotte St,
    Kansas City, MO 64105
  • Hotel Information contact Kelly Moran – Email


Updated Agenda – Click Here

Sponsorship Information

  • Sponsorship Contract – Click here to download
  • For more information please contact, Heather Gold – click here

Registration Rates

  • $200 | GOVERNMENT – Member Rate
  • $295 | UTILITY– Member Rate
  • $495 | NON-SPONSORING VENDOR – Member Rate
    (this rate will also apply once sponsors have reached their limit of comp/discounted registrations)
  • $590 | UTILITY – Non-Member Rate
    $890 | NON-SPONSORING VENDOR – Non-Member Rate
    (this rate will also apply once sponsors have reached their limit of comp/discounted registrations)

To become a UTC Member, contact Karnel Thomas.

Meeting the Challenges of Rewiring America

In April 2019 the FCC announced that it will make $20.4 billion available for rural broadband over the next ten years. Utilities were recently also awarded over $260 million in the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAFII) auction last year. In his testimony to Congress, Chairman Pai described electric utilities as part of the reason the CAFII auction was so successful, helping to ensure that 99.7% of the winning bids would provide consumers with service of at least 25/3 Mbps.

Electric utilities are leading the way to broadband, but will you be ready to take advantage of the new funding made available by the FCC? During the UTC Broadband Workshop, you will hear from representatives from the FCC who are designing the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, as well as from UTC members who have succeeded in winning CAFII funding. Join us for the UTC Broadband Workshop and hear from the experts on how your company can and will benefit.

Who Should Attend? – All electric utilities have a role to play in rewiring our country for the future.
From large investor-owned distribution systems supplying essential backbone and middle mile services to the municipally owned and electric cooperative utilities serving smaller, oftentimes more rural, communities. If your company has or is considering broadband services, then this is the right workshop for you!

This day and a half workshop will cover:

  • Hurdles industry leaders have faced when deploying fiber at their own organizations,
  • The economic and efficiency impacts of deployment,
  • Funding opportunities available to your company, plus
  • Challenges faced in deploying broadband infrastructure to customers and their communities.