Virtual 2020 KTA/TNBA Fall Conference Achieves Record Attendance

Posted: October 22, 2020

Joint event showcases importance of broadband

The ongoing health pandemic continues to impact how we do business. We have socially distanced, worked remotely, worn PPE and implemented additional safety measures to protect our employees and our customers.

It also has impacted the way we held our annual KTA/TNBA Fall Conference.

This year the event was conducted virtually, with speakers and breakout sessions available online through Zoom. But that certainly didn’t hurt attendance. In fact, the virtual format appears to have made the conference accessible to even more people, many of whom may not have been able to attend otherwise.

More than 300 people registered for the online event. The turnout really showcased the power of broadband and how technology can create opportunities from afar.

The keynote speakers for this yearʼs event were Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, as well as Shirley Bloomfield and Mike Romano of NTCA. Throughout the two-day schedule, speakers covered a number of great topics, including the state of the telecommunications industry, efforts we are making to close the rural broadband gap, brand strategies, lessons in partnerships, how the pandemic has impacted the economy, and much more.

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the conference, whether as a speaker, sponsor, presenter or attendee. I look forward to next year’s event, and hopefully we will all be there in person again.

A Special Thanks to All Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors. Appalachian Wireless. An Easy Kentucky Network Company. Ben Lomand Connect. Bluegrass Network LLC. D/b/a Bluegrass Telecom. BTC Fiber. Calix. Corning. enfoPoint Solutions. Finley Engineering. Integrity into everything. Iris Networks. We're in it for the long haul. JSI. Moss Adams. Twin Lakes. WordSouth: A Content Marketing Company. Zyxel Communications. Fall Conference 2020.

Gold Sponsors. Checkpoint Solutions. Clearfield. Since 1960. ElectriCom. All the right connections. Goldfield Telecom. Metaswitch. Fall Conference 2020.

Silver Sponsors. AdTran. BSE. Border States. Supply Chain Solutions. CCI Systems. CHR Solutions. CNI. DTC. Duo Broadband. Harmonic. CableOS. KGPCp. Ladd Engineering. Loretto Telecom. A SkyBest Company. Matrix Integration. NISC. Palmetto, a PEC Company, Engineering & Consulting. Power & Tel. Precision Optical Transceivers. Ribbon. Skyline, SkyBest. Swift Industrial Power. TCA. Telecom Insurance Group. Walker and Associates, Inc. Fall Conference 2020.