FCC National Broadband Plan
& WCAI Summer Summit
June 30 - July 1, 2010 --- Herndon, VA


June 30 - July 1, 2010
See agenda on right for details.

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FCC National Broadband Plan
  • General Public: $0

Pre-registration is highly encouraged as seating is limited.

WCAI Summer Summit
  • General Public: $79*
  • Press/Government: $0

*Free registration for WCAI members has expired.


NRTC Headquarters *
2121 Cooperative Way
Herndon, VA 20171

Driving Directions

*Please note that the second day of WCAI's Summer Summit consists mainly of tours and is held offsite (see agenda for details).


Sadie Gardner 

FCC National Broadband Plan:
Driving Innovation and Investment in the Broadband Ecosystem

Designed to educate the industry on the content of the National Broadband Plan, this event will be co-hosted by the WCAI, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), and DigitalBridge Communications. This morning event is open to the public and free of charge.  Seating is limited; pre-registration is highly recommended.


  WCAI        NRTC          DigitalBridge Communications        NVTC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


 Coffee and Registration


FCC National Broadband Plan:
Driving Innovation and Investment in the Broadband Ecosystem

This event provides a unique opportunity for the industry and the general public to learn about the content of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.

  • Phoebe Yang, General Counsel, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, FCC


WCAI Summer Summit

WCAI's Summer Summit will begin with a luncheon immediately following the FCC' National Broadband Plan event and will extend through the following morning. Registration is $79.



Provided for all attendees of WCAI's Summer Summit 


Keynote: Bringing 4G to America

  • R. Gerard Salemme, Executive Vice President - Strategy Policy and External Affairs, Clearwire


Operator Best Practices for 4G Networks

Sharing industry best practices and learning from peers’ experiences can save time and money and help you stay ahead of competition down the road. During this session, top operator executives will share tips for success and lessons learned from launching successful marketing campaigns, setting up and running back offices, and choosing right vendors or products. The session is also the right forum for BRS and EBS licensees to learn what it will take to satisfy FCC substantial service requirements coming due next year and protect their licenses.

  • Moderator, Kelley Dunne, Co-Founder, DigitalBridge Communications

  • William Wallace, EVP - Policy and External Affairs, DigitalBridge Communications
  • Lawrence Behr, CEO, Lawrence Behr Associates
  • Jeffrey Kohler, Chief Development Officer & Founder, JAB Wireless



 3:45pm -5:15pm



WiMAX Migration Paths - 802.16m or TD-LTE

As we move into 2011, LTE will begin to play a more prominent role in 4G wireless broadband deployments. WiMAX operators have a number of affordable options that they can pursue to continue to improve the capacity and efficiency of their services, and 802.16m and TD-LTE provide them with several sustainable paths to the future. Join this session to learn about the pros and cons of each of the potential 4G migration paths and to find out what you can do today to “futureproof" your investment.

  • Bill Payne, VP - Wireless Broadband Systems and Technologies & Chief Technology Officer, Motorola Networks



Social Hour
11927 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20191



Networking Dinner 
Cost of the networking dinner is not included in the Summer Summit registration.  Individuals are responsible for payment of their own meals

11927 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20191

DigitalBridge Communications NOC Tour

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Clearwire 4G Lab and Demo
The Demo tour will be a Mobile Network demonstration.

593 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170


DigitalBridge Communications Network Operations CenterDigitalBridge   Communications Tour
The DBC NOC tour will feature DBC’s network management systems, test WiMAX systems, and proprietary network optimization technology.  Visitors will be able to see best practices in the following areas: WiMAX network operations and management, device interoperability, and network and subscriber optimization techniques.


Coffee sponsored by Alvarion.

44675 Cape Court
Ashburn, VA 20147


WCAI 15th Annual International Symposium

WCAI Emerging Markets Committee (EMC) Meeting
Location: Embassy Suites Dulles North                                            

  • Joel Brick, Wireless Technical Director, Sioux Valley Wireless & EMC Co-Chair
  • Mohammad Shakouri, Corporate Vice President Innovation and Marketing, Alvarion
  • John Celentano, Market Development Manager, TESSCO Technologies