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Harrison Edwards to Lead Two Sessions at 2018 Broadband Communities Summit In Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

The Harrison Edwards team is in Austin this week working sharing our knowledge of how to engage communities in the deployment and monetization of high-speed broadband networks.

We'll be attending and presenting at the annual Broadband Communities Summit, the industry's leading event.

"It's one of our nation's great challenges," says our executive VP and COO, Bob Knight, who will be leading two sessions at the four-day summit. "The next generation of infrastructure will create endless economic and social opportunities for our nation, but deploying the fiber needed to carry the network can face opposition."

Bob will be leading two sessions at the annual summit:

Monday, April 30

Greenlighting Fiber Projects: How to Find Funding and Generate Political Will


Bob Knight, Harrison Edwards

Isak Finer, COS Systems

The discussion will focus on how communities can generate political will to move projects forward by engaging the community, obtaining the right data, and getting creative about funding.

Wednesday, May 2

Healthcare and Broadband Deployment: Powerful Partners


Bob Knight, Harrison Edwards

Jordana Barton, Federal Reserve Bank - Dallas

Craig Settles, Gigabit Nation

Ted Lehr, Ph.D., City of Austin, TX

Heath G. Cox, Verizon Wireless

Seth Finer, Dell Medical School / University of Texas at Austin

The discussion on this all-star panel will focus on the financial pressures of healthcare institutions and why broadband can help hospitals -- often a main economic driver -- thrive in communities. The discussion will also look at the economics, pilot projects in Texas, telemedicine, and the role that cities and towns can play in using Smart City data to build healthier communities.

The Harrison Edwards team in Austin looks forward to meeting you!

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