• A Hybrid Conference – In-Person and Virtual Presentations
  • Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Meeting Rural Broadband Needs with High Capacity PON

Thursday, 28 March, 14:00 – 15:00

Theater II

Session Description:

This session is focused on the specific requirements of rural broadband solving the digital divide, and the impact of today's and especially future broadband technologies that will meet rural requirements. Looking at the technologies that can drive a single ODN and passive optical network to meet rural multi-service needs to critically connect consumers, businesses, IoT, and communities with fit-for-purpose broadband internet.   

Organized by:


Bernd Hesse, BBF Board Member and CMO of the BoD, United States


Gael Simon, Orange, France

Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon, United States

Frank Effenberger, Futurewei Technologies, United States

Gunter Reiss, DZS, United States

Andrew Bender, Nokia, United States

Mike Emmendorfer, Calix, United States