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Thursday, October 10, 2013
|1:00-1:10 pm||Welcome, Jean Pauk, TDS Telecom, MTA Board Chair|
|1:10-1:45 pm||FCC Form 481, Tom Campbell, Olsen Thielen CPAs|
|1:45-2:15 pm||Lifeline Re-Certification Options: USAC vs. State of MN, Brent Christensen, Minnesota Telecom Alliance|
|2:15-3:00 pm||DEED Office of Broadband Development, Robin Sternberg, Deputy Commissioner, DEED|
|3:00-3:30 pm||Networking Break|
|3:30-4:15 pm||State Mapping Project: How It Works and What Comes Next, Greg Doyle, MN Department of Commerce and Norm Anderson, MN GEO|
|4:15-5:00 pm||Call Termination Update and What's Next, Fritz Hendricks, Onvoy and Bob Gnapp, NECA|
|5:00-6:30 pm||Networking Reception|
Friday, October 11, 2013
|7:30-8:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00-8:10 am||Morning Welcome, Steve Katka, Albany Mutual Telephone Assn., MTA Board Vice Chair|
|8:15-9:00 am||NTCA's Smart Rural Community Program, Jessica Golden, NTCA|
ACA and Cinnamon Mueller – Regulatory Landscape, Ross Lieberman, ACA and Barbara Esbin, Cinnamon Mueller
Great River Energy Data Center Collaboration Project, Tom Lambrecht, GRE
|9:10-9:55 am||EDAM's Legislative Perspective, Michael Wilhelmi, EDAM Legislative Director|
NCTC – Programming and Other Updates, Frank Hughes, NCTC Member Services
Panel Discussion: Internet Peering, Mike Hemphill, Cologix and Jay Hanke, MICE
|10:05-10:50 am||Why Businesses Expand in Rural Areas: A case study of Bemidji, Gary Johnson, CEO of PBC and Dave Hengel, Director of Greater Bemidji|
TVE – Where we are today with NCTC, Doug Hull, National Cable Television Cooperative and Lana Eccles, HickoryTech
Panel Discussion: Network Architecture, Andy Erickson, CCI Systems, Jairo Pinilla, Brocade and Jay Hanke, Mankato Networks
|11:00 am-Noon||General Session, Mike Veeck, Owner of St. Paul Saints|
Register before September 20, 2013 to receive the early bird rate.
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DoubleTree Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice received by September 20, 2013, you will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Cancellations after September 20 are non-refundable. Notices of cancellation must be faxed to the MTA office at 651-290-2266. No-shows will not receive refunds.