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Transition from IMCC to MBC Complete!

Published May 19th, 2016 by Valerie

The Transition to MULTIFAMILY BROADBAND COUNCIL is Complete!

Thank you to our membership for your patience during our transition from IMCC to Multifamily Broadband Council. It has been a very busy few months as we have finalized changeover items and launched our new website while working with the new Board of Directors and planning our 2016 Conference.

We formally introduced Multifamily Broadband Council to the industry through our presence and exhibition at the Broadband Communities Summit  in Austin, TX and the DISH Team Summit in the DC/MD area in April and May, and were very well received at both events. 

MBC members Mark Scifres from Pavlov Media and Bob Grosz with Elauwit serve on the Video panel at Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, TX in April, where we launched the new MBC.

MBC members Tim Race from Ruckus Wireless and Bob Grosz with Elauwit Networks serve with Moderator Bryan Rader of Bandwidth Consulting on the Broadband Communities Summit Student Housing panel, showing great flexibility available from independent broadband operators.

Multifamily Broadband Council Executive Director, Valerie Sargent (shown here with DISH mascots), exhibited at both the Broadband Communities Summit and the DISH Team Summit, to introduce the new organization, network with members and engage new prospects.

Find Us Online

It has been a successful launch of the organization (to catch you up if any of you missed the prior IMCC newsletters, here is the formal press release with regard to the change that occurred in February). Our new Multifamily Broadband Council website is active (still undergoing a few minor tweaks, as is our newsletter functionality), and we encourage you to check it out for yourself. You can find us here at www.mfbroadband.org. On Twitter? Follow us there: @MFbroadband. A new LinkedIn group will also be coming soon. PLEASE NOTE: MBC Executive Director, Valerie Sargent, now has a new e-mail address. You can reach her via this contact form to ensure you have her new email address.

Your new MBC Board of Directors has been hard at work with the planning and transition. Multifamily Broadband Council has several active committees that have been meeting during recent months to determine future direction for the organization, including our Technology Committee, Government Relations Committee, Conference Committee and Membership Committee. We are in the process of planning valuable education for you, and would welcome any suggestions you have for the new organization (for instance, today we just received a member request for job postings to be available - be sure to send us your great ideas!).

Your prior membership from IMCC has been automatically transferred to a Multifamily Broadband Council membership, and the Membership Committee has been finalizing the dues for the organization. Watch for the new invoices to go out once the board approves the dues structure. We also ask all members to visit our Membership Inquiry page to select "Current Member Update" - PLEASE UPDATE your company and contact information there so that others may find you easily. All listings will be public, so no member sign-in will be required. 

Internal Referral Network

The new organization is drawing new inquiries from multifamily owners who are looking for referrals to alternative broadband providers. Multifamily Broadband Council has implemented a formal Internal Referral Network, and any inquiries that are received will now be automatically sent out to our Operator members. Active members will benefit directly from membership by receiving these leads from parties who are already looking for them. 

 

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