Metro Connect Image bannerWe are excited to announce today that our President and Chief Executive Officer, Kurt Van Wagenen, will be a featured speaker at Metro Connect USA 2018, the ‘must-attend event for the US metro market,’ taking place at the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel in Miami, January 29 – 31st.  Mr. Van Wagenen will speak on the panel titled, “Are We in the Final Stage of Consolidation? The latest in Mergers & Acquisitions,”  on Tuesday, January 30th at 11:40 AM ET.

Moderated by James Henry, Co-Founder and Senior MD of Bank Street, the Metro Connect panel discussion will explore what factors are driving the substantial increase in consolidation and how the opportunities to invest have evolved over the last several years.  Mr. Van Wagenen and other panelists from Conterra Broadband, GTT Communications and Peak 10 + ViaWest will provide insights into the effects that regional players will have on the telecommunications ecosystem, and offer predictions on who the industry will see leading the next wave of fiber consolidation in 2018.

“During the past year, FirstLight has experienced significant growth and advancement, in part through several key acquisitions of companies with complementary fiber assets,” comments Mr. Van Wagenen. “In fact, the telecommunications industry as a whole continues to experience a period of rapid consolidation, which makes this panel a timely and interesting one.  I look forward to exploring this subject along with other industry leaders, and together providing insight into what will continue to drive this phenomenon in 2018 and beyond.”

Presently in its 17th year, Metro Connect USA brings together over 500 senior representatives within the metro fiber market, from across the U.S., to engage in premier networking and educational opportunities.

To request a meeting with FirstLight at Metro Connect, please contact us.