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Industry Luminaries Keynote the 2006 FTTH Conference & Expo in October

This release has just gone out; I’ll be keynoting this event for this fast paced industry this fall. Here’s an excerpt; the full press release is here


LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 30, 2006 – The Fiber-to-the-Home Council today announced the keynote speaker lineup for its fifth annual conference on October 2 – 5, 2006 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. Innovations in Fiber to the Home: What’s Next? will be the premier event for advancing residential and community broadband access in North America. Sprint North Supply, Alcatel and Hitachi are platinum sponsors for the conference.

Keynote speakers include:

Hiromichi Shinohara, Director of NTT Access Network Service Systems Labs, will open the conference on October 3rd. Mr. Shinohara has been engaged in research and development of fiber optic cables, broadband networks and optical access systems since joining NTT Laboratories in 1978.

Robert (Bob) Ingalls, President of Verizon’s Retail Markets Group, will address the conference on Wednesday, October 4th. Mr. Ingalls is responsible for the launch of the company’s new FIOS Internet and FIOS TV products which are at the forefront of Verizon’s transformation into a leading broadband company.

Jeffrey Weber, Vice President, Product & Strategy, AT&T, is responsible for the new data and video product lines under Project Lightspeed and will speak on October 5th. Project Lightspeed is the initiative to expand AT&T’s fiber-optics network deeper into neighborhoods to deliver AT&T’s U-verse-TV, voice and high-speed Internet access services.

Featured speaker Jim Carroll, futurist, trends and innovation expert is the author of What I Learned from Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward-Thinking Innovation. He is a frequent speaker at global events, with a client list that includes Motorola, Verizon, Daimler Chrysler, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Rural Telecom Cooperative among others.

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FTTH Conference Brent Moore & Associates Inc Ms. Laurie Poole, 514-923-6229 Email: lauriep@brentmoore.com

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