Connected America 2024 returns to Dallas, Texas  

Press Release

The event will bring together key stakeholders from across the US telecoms industry to discuss the latest developments in technology, policy, and strategy  

Dallas, TXConnected America is returning to the Irving Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, for the second ever instalment of Connected America on 12–13 March.  

Hosted by telecoms media and events specialist Total Telecom, the event builds on the success of the Connected America’s debut in 2023, which saw over a thousand stakeholders meet to discuss the industry’s hottest topics. 

This year, the event is set to double in size, with over 2,000 attendees and 150 expert speakers combining to answer a fundamental question: what does a truly connected America look like and how can we turn this vision into reality?   

Expert sessions across the two-day event will focus on a wide variety of connectivity topics, from the ongoing evolution of 5G to the role of policymakers in expanding broadband access and shrinking the digital divide.  

Keynote speakers at the event include: 

Joseph Wender, Dir. Capital Projects Fund, U.S. Department of The Treasury 
Rocco Laurenzano, Chief Operating Officer, Google Fiber 
Karmen Rajamani, VP, Government Affairs, Wireless Infrastructure Association 
Amanda Toman, Director of the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 
Scott Woods, President, PPP, 
Nate Walowitz, Regional Broadband Director, Northwest Colorado Council Of Governments 
Thomas Tyler, Deputy Director, ConnectLA 
Glen Howie, Director, Broadband Office, State of Arkansas 
Andrea Pacheco, Outreach Coordinator, Texas Broadband Development Office 
Emily Hale, Grants & Program Manager, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 
Jake Varn, Associate Manager Broadband, The Pew Charitable Trusts 
Marissa Mitrovich, VP Public Policy, Fiber Broadband Association 
Claude Aiken, Chief Strategy Officer, Nextlink Internet 

Over 800 organisations will be represented at the conference, with more than 75 exhibiting on the show floor. 

“We’re delighted to be returning to Dallas for Connected America 2024 after the huge success of our inaugural event last year,” said Total Telecom’s Managing Director Rob Chambers. “This year is so important for American connectivity. Government funding remains a real driver for increasing broadband access and digitalisation across the nation, presenting many opportunities but also a whole host of challenges for the connectivity industry.” 

“With Connected America, we’re creating an environment where the industry can meet to discuss these vitally important topics – whether on the exhibition show floor or in dedicated panel sessions – and work towards creating meaningful change for the American people.”    

The event is supported by the Fiber Broadband Association, 5G Americas, NATE, TIA, and more. 

For more information or to register to attend Connected America 2024, visit: 

About Total Telecom
Since 1997, Total Telecom has provided the connection between the buyers and sellers in the global telecom market. We do this through high quality editorial content and events to facilitate discussion on industry issues, and recognise innovation and excellence by companies and individuals. 

Our community of 120,000+ telecom professionals rely on Total Telecom for daily news and regular in-depth insight, delivered through a number of channels including online, video, social media, and at our series of events.

Our award-winning event portfolio includes, Broadband Communities Summit, the World Communication Awards, Connected North, Connected Germany, and the UK’s largest connectivity event Connected Britain. 

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