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Get “Game Ready” at NCTC’s Winter Education Conference

Joanne Dant
Primavera Group for NCTC
(720) 205-2454

January 29, 2019

Get “Game Ready” at NCTC’s Winter Education Conference
Communications Industry Professionals Huddle to Discuss Trends, Set Game Plans and Determine Keys to Success

Atlanta, GA. –The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) hosts its 18th annual Winter Education Conference (WEC), February 25 – 26 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, GA. WEC brings together NCTC members, consisting of industry professionals including traditional cable, telcos, broadband-only and municipalities from across the U.S. and Canada, to gather insights, learn about the latest trends in the industry and explore the hottest topics facing providers today.

From Smart Home and IoT, in-home managed WiFi and wireless to broadband strategy and bandwidth reclamation, WEC tackles the issues that independent video and broadband providers need to study in order to remain nimble, quick and forward-thinking. A Solutions Showcase with more than 80 leading suppliers and partners will highlight the latest innovative solutions to stay ahead of today’s competition.

WEC Agenda Highlights:

Monday, February 25

  • First-String Leaders Discussion Panel
    Leading-edge operators discuss their outlook for 2019. Speakers from: CableOne, GCI, North State Communications
  • Keynote Speaker – Craig Moffet, Moffet Nathanson Research
    Craig Moffet shares his analysis on the state of the MVPD game.
  • Watching Game Tape: Early Learnings from App Based Pay TV Launches
    Operators reveal game plans, tactics and lessons learned from App Based Pay TV deployment to their customers. Speakers from: ATMC, Fidelity Communications, NCTC, RCN

Tuesday, February 26

  • Game Planning for Smart Home and IoT
    Experts explain what customers are doing with Smart Homes today, and what they expect to do tomorrow. Speakers from: Accenture, Comporium, EPB, Parks Associates
  • American Cable Association Update
    The American Cable Association gives the latest regulatory updates from Washington D.C.
  • Calling the Shots on In-Home Managed WiFi
    Guest speakers cover how the In-Home Wi-Fi space is evolving and considerations for launching a successful In-Home Managed WiFi product. Speakers from: Accenture, Kyrio
  • The X’s and O’s of Bandwidth – Network Capacity in Smaller Markets
    ARRIS leads this conversation focusing on member operator case studies about recapturing bandwidth for increasing broadband capacity.
  • Bring the Blitz: Broadband Pricing and Packaging Plays that Work
    Learn how a proactive broadband pricing and packaging strategy increases ARPU while insulating against video cord-cutting behaviors, and how consumer sentiment and the perceived worth of broadband advance broadband value. Speakers from: Eagle, OpenVault, Pivot Group, Ritter Communications
  • Teaming up with Wireless Providers: Challenges and Opportunities
    Experts discuss wireless bundling, shared infrastructure, 5G and fixed wireless. Speakers from: CCA, C Spire, NCTC, Shentel

Attendees are encouraged to click here to download the #WEC app to view the show’s full agenda, speakers and exhibitors, receive alerts, and gain access to more in-depth show content.

Note for editors: Interviews and photos are available upon request.

About the National Cable Television Cooperative
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. NCTC represents more than 750-member companies in programming and technology acquisition. NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.