CEO and founder Planet Networks
Serial entrepreneur Robert Boyle is the CEO and founder of Planet Networks, a leading provider of next-generation fiber optic Internet, cloud, security, communications, and network services. Boyle is an internationally recognized expert, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has more than 25 years of experience building Internet infrastructure, software, and services businesses, including extensive experience delivering revenue growth and scaling both small and large organizations. Strategic acquisitions have always been part of his growth strategy with over 18 successful M&A transactions completed so far under his leadership. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies has enabled him to drive innovation throughout his career by identifying emerging market trends and correlating them with customer feedback resulting in rapid growth. Service to the community has also been part of the culture of all companies he has started and led with significant involvement in helping solve problems and provide relief to others in social, educational, and civic areas.
Presentation of Community Recognition Award
The Jersey Access Group is please to present the West Milford Town Council and in particular Mayor Michele Dale and council liaisons Ada Erik and Marilyn Lichtenberg for their continued support of their municipal channel WM77. West Milford launched its channel just 10 years ago, but since the beginning, the council, the mayor and the liaisons have supported the activities of the all-volunteer staff to keep residents informed on township activities. While WM77 is one of the smaller stations in the organization, it would not be able to continue its mission without the financial support and encouragement of the council, and for that reason we are pleased to present them our Community Recognition Award.
Vendor Appreciation Award
Launch of JAG Streaming Channel Rushworks streaming equipment and TelVue Streaming service.
The Jersey Access Group recognizes the support of Rushworks for their a donation of the Streamster a hardware/software combination for managing and streaming JAG’s own Internet TV channel.
The Jersey Access Group recognizes the support of TelVue in providing the streaming service that makes it possible for the JAG Internet TV channel to be seen on a number of different social media platforms.
Discussion: Where’s The Money? — From Washington to Trenton, accessing Broadband Money from the American Infrastructure Bill
Over a year ago the federal government approved 65 billion dollars to improve broadband deployment. That money flows from the Federal Government to the states for distribution. Where are we know? How can municipalities have access to funds? What are broadband and cable companies doing to help deployment of broadband? Our panel will talk about this and other issues, plus answer your questions.
Moderator: Brian C. Wahler, Mayor of Piscataway
Panelists: Robert Boyle, CEO Planet Networks,
Mike Wassenaar, President & CEO, Alliance for Community Media
Mike Lynch, Legislative Director, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, (NATOA),
Marilyn Davis, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Altice