TelcoTV 2009 - NECA EXPO Partnership Bridges Local Providers With the Greatest Broadband TV Event to Date

Collaboration opportunity when media & communications providers converge on Orlando

IRVINE, Calif.
Jun 30, 2009

Those attending this year's 8th annual TelcoTV conference and exposition, and delegates at EXPO, NECA's signature training event in Orlando, Fla., get the opportunity to double up on their conference trip thanks to a partnership between NECA and TelcoTV 2009 show organizers. When registering for either event, delegates are offered the option to obtain a special rate day-pass to the other event's exposition floor, making the most of the fact that TelcoTV (November 10-12, 2009) and EXPO (November 8-12, 2009) are taking place concurrently and are conveniently located within a few minutes distance of each other in Orlando. This presents a significant opportunity to forge links between major carriers and rural communications providers, and for NECA members to explore the benefits of media, entertainment, and telecom convergence.

"For service providers interested in deploying or expanding their video services, TelcoTV 2009 offers a unique opportunity," explains Carolyn Herr, TelcoTV Show Director. "In addition to experiencing TelcoTV's holistic survey of the latest and greatest in entertainment convergence - mobileTV, Net video, IPTV, and hybrid models - they can also visit the NECA EXPO to maximize their time out of the office."

NECA (National Exchange Carrier Association) is the administrator of the FCC's interstate access charge pooling system. Based in Whippany, N.J., NECA is a not-for-profit association of over 1,400 incumbent local exchange carriers across the United States and its territories. EXPO is NECA's signature training event for members and features a vendor showcase offering a premier opportunity for vendors to meet with and market to the rural telecommunications industry. Telcos from across the United States and its territories attend EXPO to visit with vendors in the telecommunications, cable, Internet, and IPTV businesses. They also attend classes to increase their knowledge of the industry and to become aware of the increasing options for communications providers. NECA EXPO will be held from November 8-12 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., and just a few miles from TelcoTV. Seats for the EXPO sessions are already filling fast. For further information visit:

TelcoTV 2009 provides a comprehensive overview of the changing telecom video landscape, with presentations delivering meaningful insight into, and analysis of, the evolving world of entertainment convergence, plus more than 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest solutions and products for the IPTV and video markets. It is a joint production of Light Reading and NTCA. This year's event will be held November 10-12, 2009 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. For further details visit:

"Opening our doors to TelcoTV delegates is an exciting opportunity for our industry," says Ron Dibelka, Project Manager Access & Technical Planning at NECA. "President Obama is exhorting our members to 'lay down broadband lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America,' and ubiquitous state-of-the-art broadband availability and services delivery is critical to the task of reviving our national economy, helping create jobs, affordable state-of-the-art healthcare, and education opportunities in even the most remote parts of our country."

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

About NTCA

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 580 locally owned and managed telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit us at


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