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June 28th Webinar: Want to Upgrade Your Access Network Without Disruption?

What’s your game plan to provide faster, more reliable Internet services to customers while keeping costs low and minimizing disruption to your subscribers? This webinar is now available for on demand viewing. Register today!

This event was originally held on June 28, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsor: Calix
1 Hour

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What’s your game plan to provide faster, more reliable internet services to customers while also keeping costs low and minimizing disruption to your subscribers? The pressure to transform access networks has never been greater. But is there a way to do it without the headaches of traditional upgrades?

This webinar, hosted by ISE and including the real-world experience of several service providers, could change the way you think about network upgrades. The session will demonstrate how service providers have planned network upgrades with ease and minimized disruption to their operations teams and subscribers. Through the experiences shared during this session, attendees will learn methods to achieve the following objectives.

  • Improve your service quality and reduce costs by moving to a software-defined access solution.
  • Boost the network's flexibility by adding the ability to provide new multi-gigabit services alongside existing Gigabit PON (GPON).
  • Improve your upgrade plans and minimize their impact on your external and internal clients.


Tom Schroer
AVP, Access Systems, Network Engineer & Services Marketing
Tom Schroer, AVP, Access Systems, Network Engineer and Services Marketing for Calix, is responsible for evangelizing the wide array of its professional, managed, support, education and customer success services. Before that, he was successful in marketing for companies focused on network and service assurance solutions and core network hardware, software and cloud offerings. Tom also has experience in the communications service providers space performing key roles in planning, engineering and operations.
Tim Hodges
Director of Network Operations
3 Rivers Communications
Tim Hodges is a graduate of Montana State University, 1986 with a B.S.E.E. He went on to spend 10 years designing and implementing secure networks for the National Security Agency.Returning to Montana, he built cell sites and the first DSL network for a small rural telco. Since joining 3 Rivers, he has headed up modernization of their access network and leads the service provider and enterprise network operations.
Moderator: Sharon Vollman
Editorial Director

*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.

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