Smart Communities: Small Cell in the Metro – Challenges / Opportunities

Doug Barnett, ATLANTIC-ACM

With key industry leaders focused on fortifying connectivity in dense metro and rural communities, this panel will address a variety of key challenges facing the deployment and implementation of smart communities. Beyond WiFi and smart devices, the regulations for each municipality must be reviewed to accommodate the infrastructure to make it happen. What are the issues companies face when deploying smart communities and small cells in the metro? How are hurdles overcome, if at all? What’s at stake and how can municipalities provide a strong blueprint for enablement allowing their communities to leverage technology to prosper?

Rick Angelini, ExteNet Systems

Patrick Coughlin , FirstLight

Peter Eckel, Tilson

Ray LaChance, ZenFi