Posted Aug. 29, 2014 at 7:05 a.m.

Frontier's' top NC exec joins 'Fiber Transforms the Triangle' lineup

Published: 2014-08-29 07:05:00
Updated: 2014-08-29 07:05:00


The speaker lineup for WRAL TechWire's "Fiber Transforms the Triangle" conference now includes Dennis Bloss, the top executive for Frontier Communications in North Carolina.

Bloss is Frontier’s vice president and general manager for the state of North Carolina, a position he assumed two years ago. He oversees the telecommunications and Internet provider's sales, marketing, network and field operations in the state.

Frontier's service area includes Durham.

Bloss joins a growing lineup of expert speakers, including representatives from AT&T, NeoNova, the City of Wilson, and other companies. More speakers will be disclosed shortly.

“Fiber Transforms the Triangle,” a WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange event, is being hosted by SAS.

Blair Levin

MCNC is a sponsor of the event.Another major sponsor will be announced shortly.

Blair Levin, former chief of staff at the Federal Communications Commission and a recognized international authority on broadband networks, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Joe Freddoso, former chief executive officer at MCNC, which built the state's first statewide fiber-optic network, will moderate a panel discussion featuring service providers. They will discuss what their networks offer for commercial and consumer clients and detail the timeline for change in the Triangle.

Another panel will discuss how businesses, from startups to healthcare providers, can cash in on the coming wave.

Bill Stice of the City of Cary will discuss the North Carolina Next Generation Network. 

Mark Johnson, chief technology officer at MCNC and a former executive with Internet 2, also is part of the speaker lineup.

Investor and former telecommunications executive Steve Vanderwoude will be participating as well.

Each speaker and panel will take questions and there will be time for networking with other WRAL TechWire Insiders.

SAS, the world's largest privately held software company, was one of the first firms to embrace the Internet's potential.

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