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April 3, 2019
Colorado Convention Center,
Denver, Colorado

A Breakfast Workshop @ Smart Cities Connect/US Ignite Application Summit

How to build a next-gen metropolis today

About this workshop

For the second year, the Smart Cities breakfast workshop unites top officials from telecom, cable, ISPs and municipalities to examine how carriers and communities can partner to tackle infrastructure challenges and most efficiently, effectively and beneficially connect devices, buildings and people.

Carrier executives will address wired and wireless deployments, the role of low-power IoT networks in smart city development, and the capacity required to equip smart cities for current and future growth. Municipal leaders will discuss how they've beaten budget constraints, what they seek in partners and why gigabit broadband is so critical to what they're doing today and their plans for tomorrow.

Speakers at the breakfast workshop also will address strategies for delivering high-performance consumer broadband, plus the technical and operational challenges required to equip connected communities and anchor institutions.

Among the questions to be explored
  • Why communities need high-speed broadband infrastructure
  • How city managers successfully budget and pay for the technologies they need
  • Deciding on a business model -- and what that means from a partnership and investment strategy
  • Different partnerships communities can consider and use to deploy telecom networking infrastructure
  • Planning for 5G: It's more than an upgrade
  • Regulatory issues: From City Hall to the Feds

Event Host

Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News

Alison Diana has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, focusing extensively on the indirect channel, networking, security and health IT, before moving to Light Reading and the world of broadband transformation. In other words, she’s written about cloud and virtualization for a long, long time. A Brit by birth, she relocated to the United States as a teen, and now calls Florida home, living there with her husband, daughter and two spoiled cats. Alison is a dedicated Yankees fan, swimming and mystery novels.