Fiber is foundational to the 21st century digital economy, and as a growing number of TVPPA members enter or explore entry into the fiber broadband market, the need for information, education and peer-group interaction is keeping pace. To ensure our members have access to critical information and education opportunities, TVPPA is partnering with the Fiber Broadband Association to offer members a 25 percent discount on the Fiber Connect Conference. Held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., July 25-28, the conference offers education, networking, and a technology exhibition designed to support leaders along their business, broadband and digital infrastructure investment journey.

“TVPPA’s 2019 Fiber University was a tremendous success. It revealed – and even created – a demand for more access to relevant and timely fiber information,” says Katie Espeseth, TVPPA Fiber Deployment Advisory Group Chair. “Coming out of the pandemic, the Fiber Connect Conference and Exhibition is the first opportunity for Valley LPCs to explore business development, market development, technology demonstrations and peer-group interaction. The timing of the national event here in the Tennessee Valley is ideal as together we prepare to make a significant investment in fiber expansion.”

The conference begins on Sunday, July 25 with a pre-conference “Fiber Broadband Starter Kit” workshop offering education and training for attendees exploring the fiber broadband business. Following the workshop, TVPPA will host a reception for conference attendees. The social, hosted in the exhibit hall from 5:30-6:30 p.m., offers an opportunity for networking among peers, industry executives and technology suppliers.

“The exhibition is the nation’s largest gathering of companies that make all aspects of a fiber network successful,” says Brad Rains, TVPPA Vice President of Engineering & Distribution Services. “The conference sessions and peer networking events are a great opportunity for gathering the information our members need to know to enter the fiber broadband business or improve their existing operation.”

TVPPA members can register for the Fiber Connect Conference, attend the workshop and join the evening reception, all at a 25 percent discount by using the discount code “TVPPA” at checkout. Early Bird promotional rates end June 18.