2019 February Event2019-01-24T14:53:13+00:00

Tuesday, February 12

“On the Doorstep of a 5G World” – 12:00 pm

Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West, 400 Second Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303

Do you remember when telephones looked like this?  Well, those days are long gone.

Coming  5G technology promises to alter the nature of our digital experience.

The people of West Virginia continue to demand – at increasing levels – access to wireless products and services. This is demonstrated by the fact that there are nearly as many wireless devices in West Virginia as there are people. In addition, nearly half of West Virginia residents live in wireless-only households. These demands from the wireless industry’s customers – WV Citizens – require that wireless networks be both updated to meet the existing demand and readied for the next generation of wireless networks.

Specifically, the existing rules governing wireless networks are designed for wireless facilities that can be up to 200 feet or more. Tomorrow’s networks will rely on new small cell technology, often the size of a pizza box, which will be placed on structures such as utility poles and streetlights. These new networks need new rules and SB 3/HB 2005 establish an updated common sense framework to facilitate millions in new investment in West Virginia.

Join us on February 12 when AT&T’s Andy Fenney shares information on 5G ell phone technology and its importance for West Virginia and America. Reservations are due by Friday, February 8, and can be made by clicking here.  The board of directors will meet following lunch.

About Our Speaker

Andy Feeney is the Regional Vice President of Legislative and External Affairs for AT&T in Charleston, WV. Andy develops high level strategies and plans to achieve regulatory and legislative goals for AT&T. He oversees analysis of legislation and regulatory orders to determine the impact on AT&T and coordinate appropriate action.

His career began with BellSouth in 1998 in West Palm Beach, FL as an External Affairs Manager and he has held positions in External Affairs in West Palm Beach, FL Jacksonville, FL Tallahassee, FL and Charleston, WV.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Finance, Andy enjoys golfing, running and spending time with his wife, Meredith, and their daughter, Grayson.

 

Use the form below to register by Friday, February 8.