The explosion of interest in providing broadband connections throughout the US was evident at the FCC National Broadband Plan & WCAI Summer Summit. The Herndon, Virginia event was sponsored by the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), and DBC.

LBA Group CEO Lawrence Behr was a featured speaker. He spoke on the FCC renewal of Broadband Radio Service (BRS) licenses and the importance of providing substantial service to service areas through approved “safe harbors”. LBA provides a variety of technology services to broadband wireless applicants and operators.

Lawrence Behr visits with Bob Veltman, CEO of Octo-Wireless, a supplier of WiMax systems, during a program break.
Lawrence Behr visits with Bob Veltman, CEO of Octo-Wireless, a supplier of WiMax systems, during a program break.
Panelists contemplate an answer to a tough audience question during the WCAI Summit. Panel participants were (L to R) Kelley Dunne (DBC), moderator; William Wallace (DBC), discussing marketing best practices; Jeffrey Kohler (JAB Wireless), on financing and operations; and Lawrence Behr (Lawrence Behr Associates), who focused on Substantial Service and regulatory issues.
Panelists contemplate an answer to a tough audience question during the WCAI Summit. Panel participants were (L to R) Kelley Dunne (DBC), moderator; William Wallace (DBC), discussing marketing best practices; Jeffrey Kohler (JAB Wireless), on financing and operations; and Lawrence Behr (Lawrence Behr Associates), who focused on Substantial Service and regulatory issues.

About The Author

LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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