Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 12 Noon ET — Preview of the Broadband Communities Summit (Part 3)

This event will be the third in a series previewing the upcoming Broadband Communities Summit.

Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 12 Noon ET — Preview of the Broadband Communities Summit (Part 3)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 12 Noon ET — Preview of the Broadband Communities Summit (Part 3)

The Broadband Communities Summit is the leading event for broadband operators. The Summit ​attracts ​​system ​operators, ​network ​builders ​and ​deployers ​of ​all ​kinds. ​Many ​of ​the ​country’s ​major ​property ​owners ​and ​real ​estate ​developers ​attend ​the ​Summit ​each ​year, ​along ​with ​independent ​telcos ​and ​cable ​companies, ​municipal ​and ​state ​officials, ​community ​leaders ​and ​economic ​development ​professionals. ​

In this three-part series, Broadband Breakfast and Broadband Communities will preview the upcoming events at the Summit, which takes place from September 27-30, 2021, in Houston, Texas.

The first preview session, on July 21, will provide an overview of Broadband Communities Summit. Drew Clark will moderate.

The second preview session, on August 4, will focus on financing panels at the event, both the Broadband Communities Summit main sessions, as well as the Digital Infrastructure Investment mini-conference on September 27. Sean Buckley will moderate.

The third preview session, on August 18, will address multi-tenant housing issues at the summit. Sean Buckley will moderate.

Broadband Breakfast Club Members receive discount pricing on both the Broadband Communities Summit and Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021. the upcoming events at the Learn more about the Summit.


  • Bryan Rader, President of UpStream Network/Single Digits
  • Rick Haughney, Vice President of Industry Technology Initiatives at the National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Valerie M. Sargent, Multifamily News Correspondent with Broadband Communities
  • Sean Buckley (moderator), Editor-in-Chief, Broadband Communities

Bryan Rader has more than two decades of experience in the multi-family broadband industry. He was the founder of MediaWorks, one of the most successful private cable operators in the southeast before its sale in 2006. He was also the founder of Bandwidth Consulting LLC in 2007, where he provided consulting services to MDU owners and service providers. In 2017, he joined Upstream Network (formerly Access Media 3) as its president. The industry’s largest private service, UpStream is based in Chicago. Rader, the recipient of the 2019 Broadband Communities Cornerstone Award for Industry Leadership, is an active supporter of autism research and awareness.

Rick Haughey is Vice President, Industry Technology Initiatives at the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), where he expands strategic business and industry information for issues of technology, telecommunications, marketing, and property operations. He plans content for the annual OPTECH conference as well as creating and overseeing the creation of other tech-related resources and events. Prior to NMHC, Rick was Director of Multifamily Development at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where he authored numerous publications. He’s also served as a Senior Fellow at the National Housing Conference, in addition to being an urban planner and a market and feasibility analyst. Rick holds an MS in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Urban Planning from the University of Maryland.

Valerie M. Sargent has a passion for bringing vitality to individuals and organizations. From her start as a leasing consultant over 25 years ago, she has guided her multifamily career through the years to become a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and consultant. As Executive Director for the Multifamily Broadband Council, she collaborated with some of the nation’s top technology companies and independent broadband providers working within the multifamily space, ensuring their trade organization had a voice with the FCC and the multifamily industry. Valerie currently adds her expertise and enthusiasm to Broadband Communities, serving as the magazine’s Multifamily Family Correspondent and advising on all things MDU.

Sean Buckley began his tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Broadband Communities after nine years as senior editor at FierceTelecom, a daily online newsletter. He also oversaw FierceInstaller, a weekly publication chronicling trends in network installation. Previously, he spent eight years at Horizon House publications, serving as senior editor and later as editor-in-chief of Telecommunications Magazine and Telecom Engine.

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