Together, the United States and Canada comprise of 12.2 percent of the world’s landmass. While most of the U.S. population lives on the east and west coasts, and most Canadians live within 50 miles of the southern border, a significant number of people live in rural areas of each country. The large land area and distance between cities mean that these rural populations have limited broadband connectivity options which impacts their access to education, entertainment, healthcare and work opportunities.

This webinar discusses the size of the problem, the impact that limited broadband availability has on rural consumers’ lives, and solutions to the problem.  Specifically, we will discuss the activity that is underway, and the tools available, to increase rural access to broadband fiber.

Featured Speakers

Kirby Whitley

OSP/GIS Manager
Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp (ATMC)

Kirby is the OSP/GIS Manager for Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC).  He received his B.S. in Geography from Western Carolina University in 2001. For more than 19 years his work has included cadastral mapping, public utilities (water/sewer), electric distribution and now telecommunications.  He is a registered Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and licensed land surveyor (PLS) in North Carolina.

Madhav Malhotra

Vice President Sales America
Enghouse Networks

Madhav Malhotra, Vice President of Sales for Enghouse Networks, brings over 20 years of experience within the technology solutions ecosystem. He has successfully established relationships and facilitated value creation for Enterprises globally. He has a keen interest in the application of technology for business transformation across verticals.

Iain Gillot

Founder and President

Iain Gillott, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Mr. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 26 years. iGR was founded in 2000 as iGillottResearch, Inc. in order to provide in-depth market analysis and data focused exclusively on the wireless and mobile industry, and now, on the move from 4G LTE to 5G.