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Consolidated Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) provides advanced, business and broadband communication solutions across a fiber-rich network. The company is dedicated to turning technology into solutions, connecting people and enriching how they work and live. Consolidated offers a wide range of communications solutions including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud services and wireless backhaul over its 11-state fiber network. Headquartered in Mattoon, IL, the Company has been providing services in many of its markets for over a century.

For more information, please visit www.consolidated.com



The attorneys in Davis Wright Tremaine’s national communications practice have decades of extensive federal and state regulatory experience regarding clients in every area of today’s widespread and increasingly convergent communications industry. We represent communications carriers—including wireless, local and long-distance and broadband—in addition to VoIP and Internet providers, large telecommunications users and telemarketing companies. Our lawyers also represent television and radio broadcasters, cable operators and program networks, digital media clients, and industry trade organizations.

For more information, please visit www.dwt.com





EdgeConneX® is the only global Edge Data Center® provider. Creating purpose-built, edge-of-network infrastructure solutions that extend the Internet’s reach, EdgeConneX enables the fastest and most secure delivery of content, cloud services and applications. Edge Data Centers host bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive data closer to end-users, establishing a more secure, reliable and cost effective distribution model for the Internet.

For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere® at EdgeConneX.com





FiberLight is a premier provider of fiber-optic based, high-performance networking services for telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight owns over 1,650,000 miles of robust fiber networks in over 44 key growth areas in US cities and towns within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and offers wide area networking options at layers 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country.

For more information, please visit www.fiberlight.com





FTI Consulting has long been at the center of the converging telecom, media & entertainment industries and of the technologies that have fostered profound change. Our more than 95 professionals are a highly experienced team of strategy, operations and finance experts. Our deep bench includes PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, plus IT and technology professionals, as well as former C-suite executives, principal investors, lenders, communications specialists and economists with many years of experience in their TMT industries. As it has since 1996, the FTI Consulting practice partners with companies and their stakeholders to provide strategic, operational and financial advisory that protects and enhances enterprise value and helps clients better understand company performance, customer behavior, digital substitution, emerging technologies and evolving trends. Our clients tell us that FTI Consulting’s approach is unique as compared to Strategy or Big Four consulting firms because we utilize senior experts who work side by side with our clients, and we provide an unparalleled level of operational experience to inform our analysis, strategy and recommendations.  In short, we won’t recommend anything we couldn’t confidently be engaged to help you implement.
 
For more information, please visit www.fticonsulting.com, and our TMT LinkedIn and Twitter profiles





MVP Capital provides advisory services for strategic transactions in the telecom, renewable energy, media, towers, and technology industries. We advise our clients on all types of strategic transactions, including asset acquisition and disposition, mergers, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, and strategic alliances.

MVP Capital has established extensive, long-term relationships wireline and wireless services and telecommunications infrastructure sectors. Whether a client is an early-stage entrepreneur looking to sell wireless spectrum to an operator or an established multinational wireless provider planning a critical transaction, MVP Capital positively influences the strategic growth of telecommunications businesses.

For more information, please visit www.mvpcapital.com




Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.
 
At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

For more information, please visit www.schneider-electric.com





NJFX
operates “Tier 3 by the Subsea,” the world’s first colocation campus that strategically intersects a carrier neutral subsea cable landing station meet-me room with a Tier 3, carrier neutral data center. The 64,800 square foot purpose-built data center is supported by several carriers and offers direct access to multiple independent subsea cable systems that interconnect North America, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. High and low density colocation solutions are available with 24/7 support as well as unique US fiber back-haul solutions that avoid traditional legacy network points of failure. NJFX's low latency offerings provide the flexibility, reliability and security that global carriers, content providers, enterprise and government entities require to drive revenue, reduce expenses and improve service quality.

For more information, please visit www.NJFX.net






ZenFi owns and operates a carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul, backhaul and wavelength connectivity. ZenFi provides mobile wireless connectivity and enhanced IoT to and in every building and throughout every borough in New York, with access points in closer proximity to end-users, and interconnected to key aggregation points connecting to the core of the internet. The neighborhood network complements the ZenFi Express Network, serving as the interconnection point between carrier hotels, carrier-neutral data centers and enterprise locations, and as the gateway to its Access Network connecting wireless access points.

For more information, please visit www.ZenFi.com



Pen & notepad sponsor

 

FirstLight Fiber headquartered in Albany, New York, provides fiber-optic data, Internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast connecting more than 4,400 locations in service with an additional 27,000 locations serviceable by our 415,000 fiber mile network. FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products featuring a comprehensive portfolio of high bandwidth connectivity solutions including Ethernet, wavelengths and dark fiber as well as dedicated Internet access solutions, data center, cloud and voice services. FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and wireline carriers and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, secondary education, colleges and universities, and local and state governments. 

For more information, please visit www.firstlight.net



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