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Connected Nation CEO to Offer Two Keynotes at TIA 2011: Inside the Network Conference

(April 29, 2011) - Connected Nation’s CEO Brian Mefford is set to deliver two keynote address at the Telecommunications Industry Association’s premier annual summit and conference, TIA 2011: Inside the Network, held on May 17-20 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas.

Mefford’s keynotes include:

Connecting Communities: Public-Private Initiatives in Overcoming the Nation’s Broadband Challenge. (Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. CST). His keynote will showcase the newly-released National Broadband Map and discuss Connected Nation’s model for private-public engagement in bringing solutions to under-served communities.

New Models for Extending Broadband Reach (Thursday, May 19, time to be determined CST). This panel will feature Mefford, along side National Telecommunications Cooperative Association President, Sandy Vandevender.

“We deeply appreciate Brian sharing the hands-on experience that Connected Nation has in bringing broadband technologies to the nation’s communities,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert. “His awareness of the hurdles we face in bringing the benefits of broadband to unserved and underserved areas, and how we face and conquer those challenges, will provide participants at TIA 2011: Inside the Network with knowledge that can be put to immediate use.”

Interested in learning more about the keynotes and programming at TIA 2011: Inside the Network? View the TIA 2011 Virtual Attendee Brochure or download a PDF (8 MB). Also, a video webinar that provides a sneak preview of the event is available on TIA’s Digital Marketplace, which is the virtual event platform that launched April 21. Register to attend TIA 2011: Inside the Network today.