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RTC BBC13 logo-vertOn April 16-18 2013, Broadband Communities Magazine will host their annual summit in Dallas, Texas.  The Summit attracts broadband system operators, network builders and deployers of all kinds. Many independent telcos and cable companies, municipal and state officials, community leaders and economic development professionals. There were more than 950 registrants in 2012, and 1,000+ are expected for 2013.

The 2013 Summit program will feature more than 45 sessions and 125 presenters, including prominent keynoters. This year’s program is focused into several tracks: Economic Development, Leveraging Assets for Broadband, Multifamily/Commercial Building, Revenue Opportunities and Rural Broadband.  For the fourth year, the Rural Telecommunications Congress will colocate its annual event, Rural TeleCon, with the Summit and host the Rural Broadband Track. This track will feature sessions on: Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet, Impact of State Broadband Planning, Using Technology to Enhance Collaboration and How to Spur Investment.  

Who is encouraged to attend:

  • Representatives from all communities with current or planned broadband initiatives
  • Leaders in Economic Development, Education, Healthcare, Government, Public Safety
  • Officials from the USDA, FCC, NTIA, USAC in telecom and rural development
  • State telecom officials, broadband mapping and planning leaders

Attendees can expect to:

  • INTERACT in sessions on the use of state broadband maps
  • PARTICIPATE in dynamic workshops with federal, state and local colleagues
  • EXPLORE techniques and tools for community broadband planning
  • CONNECT with leaders and stakeholders at networking sessions and receptions
  • HEAR how universities can help bring broadband to rural America
  • DISCOVER how prosperity comes from broadband implementation

For more information about this year’s Summit or to register, please visit the 2013 Summit homepage: https://www.bbcmag.com/2013s/.  If you are a consultant or vendor interested in sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities, please contact Galen Updike, President, Rural Telecommunications Congress.