The Network News: July 2022

The Network News is VETRO’s quarterly roundup of resources, news, events and more.

Greetings from VETRO HQ! The Network News is VETRO’s roundup of resources, news, events and more. Let’s check out what’s new across the wide world of fiber!

VETRO Customer Highlights

VETRO Customer Spotlight

The UK Fibre Awards recognizes the stand-out organizations, projects, technology and investments at the heart of the UK’s booming fiber, alternative network and carrier sector growth.

In June 2022, GiganetUK won the UK Fibre Award for “Overall Fibre Provider of the Year”! A giant honor and well-deserved! Glide was also highly commended in this category!

Congratulations to these two VETRO customers growing and achieving great success in the fibre industry! Your success is our success!

For a full list of winners, click here.

At VETRO, we love our #fiberfamily. To keep up with all of our customer news,  follow us on your favorite socials:

VETRO has Joined the FBA as  a Premier Member

VETRO has joined the Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) as a Premier member for both North America and Latin America.

Established in 2001, the FBA is the only all-fiber trade association in the Americas. It provides advocacy, education and resources to companies, organizations and communities who want to deploy the best networks through fiber to the home, fiber to the business and fiber everywhere. 

As a member-led organization, the FBA will offer VETRO the opportunity to network with industry leaders, have access to the latest trends and training and promote VETRO’s role in the broadband community. VETRO will bring its extensive knowledge of the broadband industry and will look to offer guidance to all members on everything from fiber network mapping to tips for successfully applying for BEAD grant funding – and everything in between!

In 2022, VETRO has been active in many FBA events, sponsoring all four Regional Fiber Connect conferences, attending Fiber Connect 2022 with a large team, and plans to participate in Fiber Connect LATAM events in both Costa Rica and Columbia.

Read the full list of Premier Members HERE!

Missed our Webinar? Watch it Now!

Telecompetitor Presents:

A Public-Private Partnership Success Model

Earlier this year, Peggy Schaffer, Executive Director of Connect Maine Authority, led her program to successfully secure $28 million in NTIA grant money.

To achieve this landmark funding for her state, Peggy assembled key partnerships including private operators, data providers, engineering experts and technology partners to craft a comprehensive and practical approach to transforming Maine’s rural broadband landscape.

In this webinar, Peggy and leaders from key Connect Maine partners discuss the program’s successes and share how to replicate them for private and public entities seeking funding. 

The panel includes VETRO CEO Will Mitchell, Tilson Technologies Manager of Broadband Consulting Frederic Feit, CostQuest Associates VP of Business Development Mike Wilson, and is moderated by Brian Mefford, VP of Broadband Strategy at VETRO, Inc. 

What's New with VETRO? A Whole Lot!

Radically Simpler Fiber Management: Editing Fiber Network Paths with VETRO Circuit Editing Tools

A great fiber broadband network is constantly changing, whether you’re mid-design, actively building or managing your broadband operations on a day to day basis.

VETRO FiberMap’s latest feature update allows you to edit any established fiber path in your network using our circuit editing tools. In this example workflow, we’ll show you how to add a splitter to a FTTH network using the splice diagram, equipment diagram and circuit editing features in VETRO.

Visit our Youtube Channel for the latest: a look at the simplicity of high level costing in VETRO and the recording of our recent webinar, Planning for Growth with VETRO FiberMap.


FBA LATAM – Costa Rica

July 11-12, 2022
Reach out to Magda Cardenas to connect!


Regional Fiber Connect – Frisco, CO

August 23, 2022Reach out to Stewart Linsmith and Mark Baragary to connect!


ISE EXPO – Denver, CO

August 24-25, 2022VETRO Booth 309Reach out to Stewart Linsmith and Mark Baragary to connect!

Check out our events page for a full list of our upcoming trade shows, webinars and speaking engagements.

June was a month of growth and expansion for VETRO.  In the past six weeks we were represented in eight trade shows and we added four more members to our team.  Important integration partnerships are being solidified as are continual platform refinements and capabilities.

The culture at VETRO is one where hard work is expected, but there is an equal value placed on maintaining a healthy work/life balance. If you are looking to be a part of our growing team, please see our list of openings here!


Will Mitchell & the VETRO Team

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