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FTTH Conf, Mon: Econ Dev, Lafayette, Fiber on $0 Budget

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Gigabit Nation is coming to you live from Dallas at the FTTH Council annual conference. These interviews give you a feel for some of the many sessions and activities going on here.

1:00 CST - How Broadband Impacts Economic Development

Ken Demlow, Nat'l Business Dev Manager for NewCom Technologies, discusses some of the effective tactics that make broadband an effective economic engine for rural and urban communities. He also provides some insights on how network design factors in to the economic development strategy.

2:00 CST - Lafayette Broadband Rocks!

Frank LeDoux, Engineering, Power & Communications Manager for Lafayette Utilities System gives us a rundown on what's new and exciting with them. LUS continues to please a loyal customer base, add new subscribers and maintain a competitive edge. There are valuable lessons to learn from this community network's successes.

3:00 - FTTH on a Shoestring Budget

Peter Folk, President of Volo Broadband explains how practical business management, careful technology selection,  and often just good old common sense can enable those with limited budgets to build great gigabit networks. In addition, Folk gives us a peek behind the curtain to see some of the broadband developments in Champaign, IL.