Thousands of electric cooperative colleagues will meet in Music City in March at NRECA's PowerXchange and TechAdvantage® Experience—and both events are offering plenty of broadband content. Take advantage of the TechPlus combo rate to attend both and have access to all of the broadband learning offered.

Pre-Conference Training

Register through the PowerXchange registration process.

Considering Broadband: The Due Diligence Process
March 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free to individuals at NRECA Broadband participating co-ops.
Note: While non-directors may register for this course, the course is written with directors in mind, focusing on their role in the due diligence process. This is NOT a technical or strategy course.
Learn more about the course.

Networking in Nashville

Open to PowerXchange, TechAdvantage and TechPlus Attendees

Join Us for a Networking Reception: Exclusively for NRECA Broadband participants.
March 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

NTIA Office Hours: Do you have questions about applying for the BEAD program? NTIA staff will hold office hours at NRECA's upcoming PowerXchange and TechAdvantage® Experience in Nashville.

  • Where: Room 205AB
  • When: March 6, 12:30-2:30 p.m., March 7, 1-3 p.m. Appointments highly encouraged during office hours, other times are available by appointment.

To set up a meeting, please contact these NTIA staff in advance:

Breakout Sessions

PowerXchange Broadband Sessions

March 6

  • Effective Engagement on Broadband Policy (PowerXchange or TechPlus only)

March 7

  • Broadband Funding: A View from the State Broadband Office (available to any attendee)

TechAdvantage Broadband Sessions

(TechAdvantage or TechPlus only)

March 6

  • To Partner or Not to Partner—What's the Best Path Forward for our Cooperative?
  • Real World Broadband Results: Findings from a Comprehensive Electric Cooperative Broadband Benchmarking Study
  • The Wisdom of Experience: Lessons from Newly Operational Broadband Businesses
  • Disaster Recovery for Fiber Networks
  • Aerial Fiber Framing Basics & Considerations

March 7

  • Optimizing Smart Grid Technology through the Design and Deployment of a Fiber Network
  • Building with Customer Experience in Mind
  • Better Together: Partnering to Launch Broadband

TechTalks in the TechPark

(TechAdvantage or TechPlus only)

March 7

  • Driving Success Through Strategic Partnerships: Who Do You Want in Your Foxhole?
  • The Time for Broadband Is Now: Deploying Your Network
  • Mapping Fiber and Broadband: From Grants to Managed Networks
  • Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Building Fiber