August 30th Webinar: Unpacking Open Access Networks: The Next Big Thing to Drive Your Broadband Growth Strategy

Aug. 30, 2023
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This event was originally held on August 30, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsor: Calix
1 Hour

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Does the next big thing always deliver the next big business results? Open Access Networks — the broadband business model where multiple service providers can simultaneously compete and deliver broadband services to subscribers on a shared access infrastructure — is gaining momentum as an industry game changer. 

How can the Open Access Networks business model help you better use network assets and capitalize on new revenue opportunities? What implementations promise to transform and connect your community, offer the ideal platform for service innovation — and drive higher adoption rates and average revenue per user?

Calix works with broadband service providers like Silver Star Communications to help implement their open access network initiatives.

Join us on August 30 when experts from both companies unpack:

  • What is happening in the United States open access market. 
  • What models are currently being implemented.
  • Why open access networks are important to Silver Star’s growth strategy and how they are tackling the technical considerations. 
  • How competition, operational efficiency, coverage, and customer experience are critical factors to developing the ideal model for your business. 
Tom Schroer
AVP, Access Systems, Network Engineer & Services Marketing
Tom Schroer, AVP, Access Systems, Network Engineer and Services Marketing for Calix, is responsible for evangelizing the wide array of its professional, managed, support, education and customer success services. Before that, he was successful in marketing for companies focused on network and service assurance solutions and core network hardware, software and cloud offerings. Tom also has experience in the communications service providers space performing key roles in planning, engineering and operations.
Teresa Mastrangelo
Senior Manager Access Systems Marketing
Teresa brings more than 30 years of telecommunications experience to Calix.  With an extensive background in product marketing and product management, combined with over 20 years as an industry analyst, she brings a unique perspective regarding the transformative impact of broadband technologies and services to our communities and individual lifestyle.
Brock Walters
Director of Network Operations
Silver Star Communications
Brock Walters started at Silver Star as a business analyst. He came from a background in technology and business. Brock has previously worked professionally in cyber security consulting and later as a software developer. He brings technical expertise to the team at a time when the industry is becoming increasingly complex.Currently, Brock serves on the Star Valley Health Foundation Board and the NTCA Technical Committee. His goal in serving in these areas is to help the healthcare in Star Valley to become more readily available to everyone and to keep Silver Star at the forefront of innovative internet connectivity.
Jeff England
Chief Financial Officer
Silver Star Communications
Jefferson H. England arrived in Star Valley in 2013 to accept the role of Chief Financial Officer of Silver Star Communications. Jeff is an “entrepreneurial CFO” with a business sense for taking calculated risk leading to investment and growth.Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. Following graduation, he worked in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and KPMG in Boise, ID. His background includes a wide variety of industries including grocery retail, forest products, information technology, and financial services.Jeff continued his educational pursuits by earning a Master’s Degree in Finance from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and then spent ten years as the Chief Financial Officer at K2Share, LLC, headquartered in College Station, TX. While at K2Share, Jeff helped set strategic direction and provided executive leadership for the company in the performance of professional services in the cyber security, web site hosting, and application management industries.
Sean Buckley
Editorial Director

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