The FTTH Council and its members frequently offer learning opportunities through special webinars, many of which are open to the public. If you are interested in hosting a webinar for FTTH Council Americas, please contact Carol Brunner at email@example.com
FTTH Council Regulatory Update: Addressing the FCC’s Proposals to Require Battery Backup for Customer Premises Equipment and Notices and Comment for Copper Retirement
Thursday, April 16, 2 PM EST
Last fall, the FCC in its Technology Transitions proceeding proposed that: (1) all fixed “non line power” network providers offer battery backup capabilities for their customer premises equipment to enable emergency communications; and (2) copper wireline providers notify consumers and receive comment before retiring copper facilities. Because these requirements have the potential to inhibit FTTH deployments, the Council filed extensive comments with the FCC. These included a survey commissioned by the Council and conducted by Mike Render (RVA LLC), which provides new market research on the status of in-home telephone communication, including how American make emergency communications. In this webinar, Mike Render will present the results of his market research, and then we will hear from Tom Cohen, Counsel to the FTTH Council, on the FCC’s proposals and the status of the proceeding.
The Agriculture Act of 2014 & its Impact on RUS Telecom Programs
Tuesday, April 21, 2 PM EST
The Agriculture Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) has had a significant impact on a number of RUS Telecom Programs. In this webinar, RUS staff members will provide a summary of the changes required under the new statute, and explain how those changes may affect you. Specific RUS Telecom Programs to be discussed include, Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DLT), the Broadband Loan & Loan Guarantee Program, and the new Rural Gigabit Network Pilot Program.
Recorded webinars and pdf's will be made available below for FTTH Council members only, after the presentation.
Past webinars are available to FTTH Council Members Only.