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Wielding the wireless weapon...How to take aim at traditionally out-of-reach businesses

Wed, 09/28/2005 - 8:00pm

Webcast Seminar and Panel Discussion

Wielding the wireless weapon...
How to take aim at traditionally out-of-reach businesses

Original Webcast
Thursday, September 29, 2005

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There’s plenty of money to be made from businesses beyond the reach of the existing cable and fiber.

CED's upcoming free live Webcast explores how cable operators can combine wireless with DOCSIS or even out-of-band plant extension technologies to serve commercial customers unreached by the operator's existing HFC network. What are the benefits and limitations of these technologies? How do they fit into cable business models?

During this exclusive one-hour live event, you’ll discover…

  • The most effective ways to broaden your commercial service areas to include customers that are physically (or financially) beyond the reach of your HFC network.
  • Ways to wirelessly extend your DOCSIS plant to offer data services to commercial customers.
  • The cost to reach those customers—and how quickly you can expect to see returns on your investment.
  • Whether or not incumbent service providers should be concerned about 802.11x hotspots.
  • Where WiMAX and other emerging wireless broadband technologies fit into the commercial services picture.

Moderated by technology analyst Leslie Ellis

Leslie Ellis is an independent technology analyst and author based in Denver, Colo. For CED magazine, she serves as technology analyst, contributing on special projects. Ellis wrote the A-to-Z dictionary "Definitive Broadband," published in May 2001, and co-authored "The Field Guide to Broadband," published in October 2002. Additionally, she was a contributing author for the September 2003 release of "Planet Broadband." She is senior technology advisor to CTAM, and a contributing research analyst for Bear Stearns Inc. Ellis was senior technology editor for Multichannel News/Broadband Week from 1994-1998 and managing editor of CED magazine from 1990-1994. She is the 2005 recipient of the NCTA's Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates.

Kristine Faulkner
VP, Product Development & Management
Cox Business Services

Kristine Faulkner has served as Vice President of Product Development and Management since February of 2004 for Cox's commercial division. Faulkner's team has responsibility for leading the definition, development and implementation of commercial products for Cox Business Services' customers, and is responsible for product lifecycle management. Since joining Cox, her team has launched a full commercial product portfolio to include products such as: Cox Business Internet (Cox's tiered high speed data cable modem service); VPN Services; Cox Optical Internet (fiber-fed Internet access); Web Hosting Services; Dedicated LD / TF Services; Voice services to new markets via circuit switched platforms and VoIP technologies; and wireless plant extension technologies. She joined Cox Communications in June of 2000 as a senior product manager of Web Hosting Services. Prior to joining Cox, she served as general manager and director of Internet publishing for the Daily Press in Newport News, VA--a Tribune Company owned newspaper. Throughout her 10-year tenure at the Tribune Co., Faulkner held multiple business development and producer roles in the area of online media and online auto and real estate classifieds.

Kurt Fennell
Vice President, Technology, Operations and Field Integration
Time Warner Cable, Commercial Services

Kurt Fennell serves as the Vice President of Product Management for Time Warner Cable’s commercial services business unit. In this role, Fennell is responsible for the definition, development, delivery and ongoing management of existing and new video, data and voice products and services required to meet Time Warner Cable’s overall commercial services business goals. A ten year veteran of Time Warner Cable’s corporate and new business development group, he has developed and launched residential and commercial data businesses and services in over forty U.S. markets. In support of these efforts, he has established and led a variety of organizations for Time Warner Cable focused on Program Management, Product Development, Engineering, Operations and Service Delivery. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Fennell’s background is from the telecommunications and broadcast industry with experience in video post production, multimedia development, PBS and CBS broadcast television.

Chris Scurto,
VP MDU channels
Charter Communications

Chris Scurto is the Vice President of the Multiple Dwelling Unit Market for Charter Communications, the fourth largest Cable Operator in the United States. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Charter Business Services for Charter's Midwest Division. Before Charter Communications Chris founded AirBlaster, LLC, a provider of wireless last mile and LAN connectivity. During his career, Chris has held roles in marketing, operations and business development for: Wireless provider WBSA, Inc;, C-LEC Jato Communications;, Local Exchange Carrier U S WEST;, and Cable Operators Daniels and Associates, and United Artists.

Planned and Produced By: CED magazine

Underwritten By:
Arcwave, CommScope, C-Cor, Motorola


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