NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today introduced Gigabit Cities Live 2015 (www.gigabitcitieslive.com), a comprehensive two-day education and information event focused on the partnerships, business models, technologies and high-bandwidth services that are the foundation of the 21st century city-wide gigabit network.
The event will be chaired by Timothy Downs, Event Director, Gigabit Cities Live 2015 and Vice President, Light Reading, and will take place on May 13-14, 2015 at The Westin Peachtree in Atlanta. Adtran is the event's diamond sponsor.
Gigabit Cities Live is designed for all stakeholders in the gigabit city ecosystem – including city/municipal leaders, economic development agencies, anchor institutions, network operators, technology innovators, application developers and more. The event will examine best practices, explore private/public partnership frameworks, analyze the unique needs of cities and regions, and highlight the most effective business models for any company and any community – large and small, public and private, rural and suburban.
Technology influencers speaking at the event include:
- Dahna Hull, Vice President, AT&T GigaPower
- Steve Reneker, GM and CTO Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles
- Robert Howald, Ph.D, VP Network Architecture, Comcast
- Andy Berke, Mayor, City of Chattanooga
- Michael Mattmiller, CTO, City of Seattle
- Gail Roper, CIO, City of Raleigh
Gigabit Cities Live 2015 is supported by a wide array of partnering organizations, including Next Century Cities, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, the Small Cell Forum, Broadband Illinois, WiFi Alliance, Georgia Technology Authority, Open Visual Communications Consortium and more.
"The Gigabit Network will transform all facets of American life – healthcare, urban, clean energy, public safety, education, transportation and advanced manufacturing. It will shape the fabric of how we work, live and play. The Gigabit Cities 2015 event will demonstrate the infrastructure, visionaries and innovations driving the Gigabit Network today," said Downs. "The local Internet architecture is a key component to a next generation gigabit network, and the new business models and partnership framework that form the foundation of a gigabit network deployment are what this event is focused on."
Call for Speakers: Light Reading is accepting presentation and panel abstracts for Gigabit Cities Live 2015. The event format promotes maximum information exchange through multiple channels, including case study presentations featuring best practices and strategic business initiatives, interactive panel discussions, thought leadership and technology. To submit an abstract, click here.
To register to attend Gigabit Cities Live 2015, click here.
About Light Reading
Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.
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