News from the ITA

March 18, 2019


2019 Annual Convention Registration is Now OPEN! 

The telecommunications industry continues to change and offer new opportunities. Recent updates to federal regulatory policy have added a measure of certainty in the industry and new federal programs have provided additional opportunities for broadband providers.

At the Illinois Telecommunications Association’s Annual Convention, you will have the opportunity to find out what changes are on the horizon in Illinois from a legislative, political and regulatory landscape that will help you navigate the waters as new products and technologies emerge.

Join us in Osage Beach, MO at the new Margaritaville Lake Resort (formerly Tan-Tar-A Resort) June 9-11, 2019!! There you can network with friends and colleagues throughout the industry to learn more about the latest changes in state and federal policies as well as what opportunities the newest technology can provide to your company.

Register Today!!

 Partner Spotlight 

A message from our Gigabit Annual Partner, Mid-State Consultants:

Do I care about all the new acronyms and technologies?  Not yet.  But I will.

NFV, SDN, IoT, AI, ML, Hybrid clouds, voice activated automation, and a lot more.  None of these things can really stand alone.  And most can’t really make a business case in your network – by themselves, yet.  But, as you add these technologies together, viable and valuable services are starting to emerge.  For example, voice activation has now been around for a long time, and is getting better and better.  It is now being paired with interconnected apps for everything from home automation to driving aids and entertainment systems.  And of course, self-directed provisioning of advanced services on a customer’s broadband service.  With much of the ‘heavy lifting’ processing occurring in some undisclosed data center ‘cloud’. 

So, how do I make sure I can take advantage of these apps, if and as they become viable services for my subscribers?  Click Here to Learn More 

Call for Presentations 

We are still taking submissions for presentations at our 2019 Convention and Vendor Showcase. If you'd like to be considered, please click here to submit a request. The deadline is March 26.


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