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CableLabs and NCTA Smaller Market Conference June 2023

Hosted by CableLabs and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, this Multiple System Operators-only event brings together executives and leaders – C-level, VPs, Directors, Managers – from across the spectrum of responsibilities including business strategy, technology, engineering, marketing, operations and customer experience.

CableLabs Member and NCTA Guest Event

Date: June 21, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MDT
Attendance: Virtual (Zoom)

Cost:  FREE

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2023


    • 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM MDT Introductions
      Welcome to the 2023 Smaller Market Conference

    • 10:05 AM – 11:20 AM MDT The View from Washington

      Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding is being rolled out, but there are always plenty of political distractions. How will the debt ceiling debate affect infrastructure efforts? As candidates emerge, what distractions will result from the election conversations? Washington politics exists in an increasingly charged environment. NTIA continues to allocate BEAD funding. The FCC continues to discuss spectrum updates. Operators need to be aware of reporting requirements and continuing supply chain issues. Buy America efforts may further complicate issues to quickly roll out infrastructure changes. Artificial intelligence is scary, and cybersecurity concerns are even scarier. This conversation will touch on these and other topics.

      Moderator: Michael Dean, VP Government Relations - NCTA

      Mark Walker, VP of Technology Policy, CableLabs

      Cliff Riccio, Sr. VP & Chief, Government Relations - NCTA
      Loretta Polk, VP & Deputy General Council - NCTA
      Alex Minard, VP & Lead Legislative Council - NCTA
      Brooke Donilon, VP Government Relations - NCTA
    • 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM MDT Mobile Initiatives for All Operators

      CableLabs has been working with its members to consider mobile as a mechanism for growth and added stickiness with subscribers. After several years in the game, the largest operators are starting to see record growth in mobile subscribers. Smaller operators are now getting into the game. In February, NCTC announced an exclusive partnership with Reach Mobile to allow NCTC member companies to quickly deploy and monetize mobile services. This conversation will explore what the future looks like for operators that have ventured into this space.

      Lou Borrelli, Chief Executive Officer, NCTC

      David Debrecht, VP of Wireless Technology - CableLabs
    • 11:40 AM – 12:20 PM MDT Engaging State Funding Efforts

      BEAD funds are distributed via state broadband offices. Some of these state agencies are relatively new, and the interactions can differ from state to state. For a multi-system operator working across state lines, engaging these agencies can challenging. This panel will discuss how operators are working to develop close relationships with state offices that will ultimately disburse BEAD funds.

      Moderator: Jeff Leget, VP of Mid-Tier Operator Relationships - CableLabs

      Chris Lord, Sr. Dir. of Government Partnership Opportunities - Mediacom

      Andrew Curley, Director of Government Affairs - Midco
      Pat Caron - CableOne/Sparklight
    • 12:20 PM – 12:55 PM MDT Fireside Chat

      A Fireside Chat with Michael Powell, President and CEO, NCTA and Phil McKinney, President and CEO, CableLabs
    • 12:55 PM – 1:00 PM MDT Wrap-up

    • 1:00 PM MDT Adjorn