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    • 31 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs, NY
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    Agenda

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    7:00 am      Breakfast

    7:00 am      Registration – Hallway

    8:30 am     Morning Session– Larry Combs, Chair- NYSTA BANC, Oneida County Rural Tel. Presiding

    8:40 am –  Washington Update -Mike Romano, Senior Vice President of Policy, NTCA

    9:30 am –   Cyber-Security Panel

    Moderator:   Mike Sargent, Customer Care Manager/Network Planner, Granite State Communications

    Panelists:    Todd Dewitt –CSO & Director of IP Networks – First Light

                      TBD, Sonic Wall

    10:30 am    Break

    10:45 am     Public/Private Partnership - The state of Broadband in New York and New England

    Moderator:    Mike Reed, Acting President, TANE                

    Panelists:      Jeff Nordhaus, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Broadband at Empire State Development

                        Heather Johnson, Director, Connect ME


    11:30 am     The Next Big Thing

    Moderator:    Lee Cheney

    Panelists:     Brenden Griswold, Operations Coordinator at Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies

                       Kurt Gruendling,Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Waitsfield Champlain Tel.

                       Haider Mirjat and Rita Sims, One Cloud

    12:15 pm      Lunch

    1:15 pm        Afternoon Session –Larry Combs, Oneida County Rural Tel. Co. Presiding

    1:15 pm        Poles Poles Poles Panel

    Moderator:   Jim Maruniak, Central Office Manager, Germantown Tel.

    Panelists:    Don Snoop, Director of Video Services, MIDTEL

                     Shawn Beqat - VP Regulatory & Interconnection at Armstrong Group of Companies

                     Sarah Davis, Senior Director Government Affairs and Wholesale Strategies, Consolidated Communications,

                     Jeff Austin, Director - VT Government Relations, Consolidated Communications

    2:15 pm      Break

    2:30 pm      Broadband Revolving Roundtable –

    Moderator:  Larry Combs, Senior Network Engineer, Oneida County Rural Tel.

    Part 1 -      Managing the Grant Process– How did it go?  Things you didn’t/couldn't know

    Panelists:    Becker, Middleburgh Tel.

                     Sarah Davis, Senior Director Government Affairs and Wholesale Strategies, Consolidated Communications,

                     Jeff Austin, Director - VT Government Relations, Consolidated Communications

    Part 2 -     Network Management & Design

    Panelists:    Steve Head, President, Head Networks

                     Joe Gottwald, VP of Network Operations, Empire Telephone Corp

    Part 3 -     Managing Demand 

    3:45 pm     FCC Mandatory Network Testing

    Speakers:   Michael Romano, Senior Vice President of Policy, NTCA

                        Robert DeBroux, Director of Regulatory Affairs, TDS

                      Brian Sullivan, Vice President, JSI 

    5:00 pm     Adjourn        

    5:30-7:00 pm Manager's Reception - Embassy Suites Lounge

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    7:00 am     Breakfast - Embassy Suites Restaurant

    8:30 am    Morning SessionClark Kidder, Chair, TANE RSAT Presiding

    8:35 am     Annual Regulatory Roundtable

    Moderator: Robert Puckett, President, NYSTA

    Panelists:   Michael Romano, Senior Vice President of Policy, NTCA

                    Robert DeBroux, Director of Regulatory Affairs, TDS

                    Roger Nishi, Vice President of Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Tel. Co.

                  Brian Sullivan, Vice President, JSI

                  Mike Reed, President, TANE

    10:10 am Break

    10:25 am   Annual Technical Roundtable

    Moderator:   Clark Kidder, Consultant

    Panelists:     Bob Butler, Network Supervisor, Union River Telephone

                       Bill Trelease, Vice President & CTO, Delhi Telephone Company

                       Steve Head, President, Head Networks

    12:00          Adjourn


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