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The Launch of the Ammon Fiber Utility

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


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The Launch of the Ammon Fiber Utility


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ammon, Idaho


Hosted by the City of Ammon

In Partnership With Next Century Cities


Find the day’s agenda here.

This one day event will bring together representatives from Ammon and the region, policy and broadband experts, and key stakeholders to learn more about Ammon’s open access fiber network. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to hear more about Ammon’s economic model, how the conservative, rural town secured a 70% subscription take rate, its software defined networking technologies, as well as a tour of its cutting edge facilities.

The full day event will take place Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Ammon Operations Center in Ammon, Idaho. The day will be split into two programs — one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The morning program will consist of keynote speakers and a series of panels. The afternoon program will consist of two tracks — one with panel discussions on the politics and economics of Ammon’s model and the other with a tour of the facilities, products being using, and software defined networking technologies Ammon is using. The day will conclude with an evening reception to give attendees the opportunity to network and ask any additional questions of panelists and Ammon representatives.

Keynote: Glenn Ricart, Founder and CTO, US Ignite

Speakers to include: Mayor Dana Kirkham; Ammon CTO Bruce Patterson; former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (video address); Chris Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance; Deb Socia, Executive Director, Next Century Cities

You can register for the event here. We look forward to seeing you at this important broadband discussion!

Hotel Information: Attendees are eligible for a discounted rate of $105/night at the La Quinta Inn & Suites. In order to receive this discount, please call the hotel directly at 208-552-2500 and tell them that you will be attending the Ammon event on October 5.

* If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Deb Socia and/or Bruce Patterson for details.


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:




October 5
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Ammon Operators Center
3451 South Ard Drive
Ammon, Idaho
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