Network Modernization: Connecting Changes Everything


AT&T Forum & Livestream


Network Modernization: Connecting Changes Everything

Watch an AT&T Policy Forum discussion for the first in a series of discussions about the role of network modernization in meeting today and tomorrow’s connectivity needs.

For decades, evolving network technology has been the catalyst for the way people and businesses connect. It’s critical to modernize our infrastructure and networks to meet the communications and connectivity needs of today and tomorrow. Rhonda Johnson, Head of Federal Regulatory Relations, AT&T, will provide opening remarks about AT&T’s role in connectivity and the power modern networks have in meeting the connectivity needs of today and tomorrow.

The welcome remarks will be followed by a Fireside Chat with Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom and Chris Sambar, Head of Network, AT&T as they discuss how ISPs are thinking about the ecosystem of networks today from bandwidth and infrastructure to investments and scalability.

Following will be a panel discussion moderated by Tech Brew’s Kelcee Griffis about connectivity and data-driven planning for an increasingly digital world with panelists Karen Marsh, Director, Analysis and Capacity Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Kevin Thompson, COO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative, and Saad Chaudhry, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Luminis Health.

Rhonda Johnson Headshot

Rhonda Johnson

Head of Federal Regulatory Relations, External & Legislative Affairs – AT&T Services, Inc.

Chris Sambar Headshot

Chris Sambar

Head of Network, Executive Vice President, Technology Operations – AT&T

Jonathan Spalter Headshot

Jonathan Spalter

President and CEO – USTelecom

Kelcee Griffis Headshot

Kelcee Griffis

Connectivity Reporter – Tech Brew

Karen Marsh

Director, Analysis and Capacity Division – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Kevin Thompson Headshot

Kevin Thompson

Chief Operations Officer - Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Saad Chaudhry Headshot

Saad Chaudhry

Chief Digital and Information Officer - Luminis Health

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