November 2021: Co-ops Connect – Tampa, FL

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Co-ops Connect 2021!

Thank you to all who attended! Featuring more than 25 leaders from some of the most successful and diverse co-ops in rural America, Co-ops Connect 2021 is the fiber broadband workshop exclusively for electric co-op attendees, packed with panel discussions and content. Two days of expert advice, best practices and proven strategies based on Conexon’s blueprint of success for rural fiber broadband, shared by top co-op executives from Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

November 11-12, 2021
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street
Tampa, Florida


Meet the Speakers

Expert advice from co-op broadband executives

Conexon has secured the top leaders to bring you everything you need to know about fiber broadband success, start to finish. The co-ops’ history, stories and journeys are unique and the lessons they are sharing will change the way you view fiber broadband. Get to know them before hearing them live.


Everything you need to know about broadband success, straight from the experts

Thursday, November 11

Panel discussions featuring more than 25 co-op leaders:

  • Set Up for Success: Proven Models for Feasibility Studies & Business Planning
  • Broadband the Co-op Way: Future Funding Opportunities
  • Network Design Gamechangers: White Board Session
  • Smart Grid Technology: The Smart Choice for Streamlining Operations
  • Building Blocks of Construction Management Success
  • Crystal-Clear Solutions to Navigating Regulatory and Voice Challenges
  • Fiber Operations A to Z: The Roles of Network Engineering and Technical Support
  • Marketing Works! Proven Co-op Strategies from Greenfield to Mature
  • The Path to the 20K Club: Best Practices from Co-ops with 20,000+ Subscribers

Friday, November 12

  • Half-day breakout sessions targeted to two different audiences:
  • Conexon’s Blueprint for Fiber Broadband Success
  • Education sessions for co-ops considering broadband
  • Short sessions hosted by Conexon’s key fiber broadband ecosystem partners, each showcasing a critical project phase for co-op fiber broadband success
  • The Deep Dive: Fiber Broadband Decision-Making and Deployment
  • In-depth, interactive discussions for Conexon client cooperatives

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Author Conexon

Conexon works with Rural Electric Cooperatives to bring fiber to the home in rural communities. The company is composed of professionals who have worked in electric cooperatives and the telecommunications industry, and offer decades of individual experience in business planning, building networks, marketing and selling telecommunications. Conexon offers its electric cooperative clients end-to-end broadband deployment and operations support, from a project’s inception all the way through to its long-term sustainability. It works with clients to analyze economic feasibility, secure financing, design the network, manage construction, provide operational support, optimize business performance and determine optimal partnerships. To date, Conexon has assisted nearly 200 electric cooperatives, nearly 50 of which are deploying fiber networks, with more than 200,000 connected fiber-to-the-home subscribers across the U.S. Overall, the company has secured more than $1.3 billion in federal and state funding for its clients across the country.

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