2013 MTA Fall Conference
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10/10/2013 to 10/11/2013
When: 10/10/2013
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton
Minneapolis - Park Place, MN 
United States

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Interstate Telcom Consulting, Inc. 
Power and Tel

Video Peer Group Exhibitor
CCI Systems
Innovative Systems 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

12:30-1:00 pmRegistration
1:00-1:10 pmWelcome, Jean Pauk, TDS Telecom, MTA Board Chair
1:10-1:45 pmFCC Form 481, Tom Campbell, Olsen Thielen CPAs
1:45-2:15 pmLifeline Re-Certification Options: USAC vs. State of MN, Brent Christensen, Minnesota Telecom Alliance
2:15-3:00 pmDEED Office of Broadband Development, Robin Sternberg, Deputy Commissioner, DEED
3:00-3:30 pmNetworking Break
3:30-4:15 pmState Mapping Project: How It Works and What Comes Next, Greg Doyle, MN Department of Commerce and Norm Anderson, MN GEO
4:15-5:00 pmCall Termination Update and What's Next, Fritz Hendricks, Onvoy and Bob Gnapp, NECA
5:00-6:30 pmNetworking Reception


Friday, October 11, 2013

7:30-8:00 amContinental Breakfast
8:00-8:10 amMorning Welcome, Steve Katka, Albany Mutual Telephone Assn., MTA Board Vice Chair
8:15-9:00 amNTCA'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 amEDAM'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 amWhy 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-NoonGeneral Session, Mike Veeck, Owner of St. Paul Saints


Registration Rates

Register before September 20, 2013 to receive the early bird rate.







Hotel Reservations

Make your lodging reservations today for the DoubleTree Hotel Minneapolis Park Place in Minneapolis. Call 1-800-245-9190 or reserve your room online by Friday, September 13, 2013 to receive the single/double occupancy room rate of $119 (plus tax). When calling, be sure to ask for the MTA Fall Conference rate.

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.

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