The Economic Impact of
Advanced Broadband Networks
THIS IS THE FIRST conference of its kind in this country - an event devoted entirely to the relationship between a community's economic vitality and the presence of advanced broadband networks. Nations around the world have recognized this powerful linkage and responded to it - as have a growing number of communities in the United States. Each event in this new conference series will be held in a city with an advanced broadband system. Each event will have an impressive array of speakers whose mission will be to help attendees evaluate the options and opportunities and develop the optimal, affordable solution for their communities. The first conference is in Danville, Virginia - the Comeback City that bounced back from devastation with a visionary broadband strategy that's creating jobs and attracting the businesses and industries of tomorrow.
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Danville Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
All conference sessions will be held at the Danville Institute. Click here to see more photos of this venue.
A Small City's Economic Transformation
"We came to Danville because they get it."
Gil Miller - Chief Technology Officer, Noblis
Center for Applied High Performance Computing
Chairman - Conference Series
Jim Baller - President
The Baller Herbst Law Group, PC
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Open Access Chairman and Conference Advisor
Andrew Cohill - President
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Learn how Danville is attracting new industries and businesses:
Why Danville is home to a next-generation Cray XMT supercomputer — the first outside a federal lab or university.
What made IKEA chose Danville as the home of its first U.S. factory.
How Danville has recently attracted an aviation company, a maker of “green” computers, an applications and data center, a manufacturer of hybrid vehicles — and many more job-creating organizations.
Understand the benefits of the city’s fiber networks:
High-bandwidth available in office buildings, rental apartments, and condomini
Area schools with Gigabit network connections and improved services at lower cost.
The nDanville Medical Network connecting doctors’ offices and medical clinics around the city.
The first U.S. municipality with a network designed to allow third party providers to easily offer services.
Connectivity at any speed or capacity needed by any business in the region — including data centers and server farms.
Customers being offered a choice of providers and services — and buying directly from private sector companies.
Declining costs for telephone and Internet service.
How a former textile city shaped its future growth:
Danville is one of just a few areas of the United States with world-class telecommunications services to every home and business.
Business owners and entrepreneurs can move to Danville knowing that workers and staff will all have affordable broadband access from home and from work.
Services to include:
• Live HD video
• Movies on demand
• Business videoconferencing
• Telemedicine and telehealth services
• Online gaming
• Computer backup services
• Distance learning
• Editing and storage of home videos
• Security services
Public Power Smart Grids and Services
The nDanville fiber network supports Danville’s Smart Grid effort providing resilient and reliable electric power to businesses and residents.
nDanville uses state of the art Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with sophisticated substation and power monitoring. Every substation is monitored using fiber connections — and a highly sophisticated
outage management system enables the grid operators to quickly diagnose and solve power issues.