Connected Nation is again part of the lineup for the Telecommunications Industry Association's
premier annual summit and conference, TIA 2012: Inside the Network – June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas.
"As the leading Information and Communications Technology industry group in the United States, TIA actively supports efforts to bridge the 'digital divide' in our country," said TIA President Grant Seiffert. "Our technology supplier members welcome the role of Connected Nation in finding new models and partnerships that bring the benefits of broadband connectivity and services to all sectors of our society. TIA 2012 offers the perfect venue for developing new business opportunities aimed at delivering these benefits."
TIA 2012: Inside the Network will host a Connected Nation workshop on public-private partnerships bridging broadband access and adoption gaps and bringing the enabling technology of broadband to underserved areas across the country. Connected Nation Chairman Brian Mefford was a keynote speaker at last year's TIA conference.
"All of us who work to improve quality of life through increased broadband are thankful for TIA's efforts to put together an event like this conference," Mefford said. "This event will once again address the real challenges we face in encouraging our young talent to return to their hometowns, giving unemployed much needed skills, and attracting better jobs through an increased focus on technology in underserved communities."
Connected Nation's Texas subsidiary, Connected Texas, will host its first Texas Broadband Summit at the start of the event, June 5. Connected Texas will bring together stakeholders spanning the state and sectors such as government, business, tribal, and education to focus on spurring tech jobs, innovation, and closing the broadband adoption gap in rural Texas.
TIA 2012 is the one event focused on the people, products and companies driving innovation and optimization of the network.