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UTC Broadband Workshop


UTC Broadband Workshop

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Carpe Funding!  Learn how to Leverage New Federal and State Programs and Private Sources of Funding to Promote Utility Broadband.

Now that the FCC has issued final rules for a new $20.4 billion broadband funding program called the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and with the USDA Rural Utilities Service starting Its second round of the Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program that will offer over half a billion dollars for grants and low-cost loans to deploy broadband in unserved areas — utilities have a big opportunity to access funding to provide broadband services.  In addition, many states and private institutions are offering millions of dollars in broadband funding, often in coordination with the federal funding that is being made available.

That’s why UTC is holding its virtual Broadband Workshop, to help utilities leverage these opportunities and to prepare for the RDOF auction that is expected in June 2020 and the ReConnect program that is getting underway already.  Utilities won more than $260 million in the 2018 CAFII auction; find out how utilities can position themselves for access to even greater funding that will be available next year.

The Broadband Workshop will feature speakers from the FCC, the USDA RUS, state broadband program officials, as well as representatives from CoBank and other private institutions providing guidance on how utilities can access broadband funding.  In addition, the Broadband Workshop will feature utilities that are deploying broadband and offering services, as well as leading experts from technology partners, attorneys, and consultants on the latest business, regulatory and technical developments affecting broadband and utilities.  The educational program for the Broadband Workshop is developed by utilities and for utilities and is being brought to you by UTC — the only trade association representing the telecommunications and information technology interests of all types of electric, gas, and water utilities and other critical infrastructure industries.

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 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.

Fiber Rise Pre-Conference Training.  September dates TBD.

Optional Training Sponsored by FiberRise

Considering Entering the Broadband Service Market Steps for Utilities to Ensure Operational
and Business Success

Training Session ONLY – $145 – members/$245 – non-members

Pre-Conference Training Fees
UTC Members $145 | Non-members $245
Fees are in addition to ‘UBC Workshop Registration Fees

  • Date: June 16- Aug  6, 2020
  • Location:
    Going Virtual


Tentative Agenda – Click here

Sponsorship Information

  • Sponsorship Contract – Click here
  • Click here to download the sponsor badge request form
  • For more information please contact, Cheryl Stratos – 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)
  • Optional Training Sponsored by FiberRise – Considering Entering the Broadband Service Market Steps for Utilities to Ensure Operational and Business Success        
    Training Session ONLY – $145 – members/$245 – non-members

Exhibitor Information

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Navigate the Virtual Event

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Pre-Conference Webinars – Included in Full UBC Workshop Registration

The Broadband Group – The Utility Lease Model: Building Gigabit Fiber Networks to Every Home & Business Without Increasing Rates
ikeGPS Webinar – Wireless Deployment Considerations for Utility Broadband
Calix  – Marketing For a Competitive Broadband Environment  Webinar
ADTRAN – Creating Exceptional Customer Experience: The Benefits of Turnkey Subscriber Management