COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecompetitor, the telecom industry's leading blog for competitive trends analysis and commentary, launched the Rural Broadband Opportunities webinar series to explore the opportunities available to rural broadband service providers as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Stimulus Program.
The Broadband Stimulus Program will provide over $7 billion in funding for broadband infrastructure, creating a wealth of opportunities for rural broadband carriers. "Building broadband infrastructure is step one in this great opportunity. Leveraging that infrastructure to deploy profitable applications that benefit the underlying broadband carrier and its respective community is the proper next step," says Bernie Arnason, managing editor of Telecompetitor and the moderator for the Rural Broadband Opportunities webinar series.
The webinar series will explore three broadband trends -- SmartGrid, 4G Wireless, and Broadband Apps -- important to rural broadband carriers as they finalize their broadband infrastructure strategies. Interested parties may find out more information and register for the free series at http://bit.ly/6erEi8.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Telecompetitor to explore these important trends. Rural broadband carriers have a unique opportunity with the Broadband Stimulus Program, and we're glad to be a part of this effort to inform and educate them on a few of the endless possibilities presented by broadband," says Rod Christenson, CEO of Finley Engineering, the exclusive sponsor of the Rural Broadband Opportunities webinar series.
The webinar series will feature a series of expert speakers to explore these important trends including Steve Collier, VP of business development with Milsoft; Brian Fingerson, president of Mankato Networks; Teresa Mastrangelo, principal analyst with broadbandtrends.com; Steve Senne, CTO of Finley Engineering; and Michael Thelander, founder and CEO of Signals Research Group, LLC.
Telecompetitor is a leading industry blog focused on competitive developments and implications in telecom. We offer expert analysis and commentary for the broadband service provider ecosystem, with a particular emphasis on implications for rural broadband carriers. Join the Telecompetitor community at http://www.telecompetitor.com.
About Finley Engineering
Finley Engineering Company is an end-to-end consulting engineering company. We specialize in complete engineering services in the fields of telecommunications and electric power transmission and distribution, project management, cable television, and right-of-way services. Learn more at http://www.fecinc.com
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