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Robert Conger examines the economic and social benefits of fiber broadband expansion

Expert panel will discuss how fiber services can enhance quality of life for communities while boosting economic growth

  • Speakers: Thomas Cohen, partner, Kelley Drye & Warren (moderator); Robert Conger, SVP, technology and strategy, Adtran; David Eckard, VP, strategy and technology of North America, Nokia; Ryan Koontz, managing director and research analyst, Needham and Company; Ryan O’Sullivan, commercial sales director, AFL; Jase Wilson, CEO,
  • Topics: Fiber ROI: Making fiber a win/win/win
  • When: Tuesday, August 22, 10:30 a.m. EDT
  • Where: FiberConnect 2023, Gaylord Palms Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA

In addition to generating profit for service providers, fiber broadband networks also need to deliver benefits to the communities they serve. We need to see a return on investment on every level, from lowering the cost of connecting more homes to helping communities harness fiber’s potential to create jobs and boost local economies.

In this panel discussion, Robert Conger and fellow industry experts will talk about the micro and macroeconomics at play as fiber broadband networks scale to serve more communities. The panel will also discuss the many ways in which fiber networks can be leveraged to improve quality of life for people across the US. Register now for the in-person or virtual event beginning August 20.