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Dec 5-6: CableLabs Latin America & Caribbean Summit 2019, Miami
Dec 13: Cablefax Work Culture 2020 Entry Deadline
Jan 7-10: CES 2020; Las Vegas
Jan 21-25: NATPE Miami
Jan 27-30: Realscreen Summit; New Orleans

Research

➢ When asked to rank the top three challenges facing their businesses in 2020, small business owners cited acquiring new customers (31%), controlling costs (24%) and finding qualified employees (18%).

➢ To attract new talent for hard-to-fill positions, 60% say they’ve offered higher wages and 29% have offered benefits beyond what was typically offered in the past.

(Source: CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey)

Quotable 

“We have a significant of our customers today that use their wireless phone and their broadband connection. Depending upon economic circumstances and value, you’ll see for some people that phone is really their device. They may not have computers, it’s their phone. And so we understand the necessity for both those. Now quite frankly to have a really great wireless network, you need a lot of fiber. And so they’re complimentary. They’re not contradictory, they’re complimentary. So yes, we do believe that broadband capabilities can be important but the ability to do it mobile-y and deliver things where people want, when they want them, how they want, it’s going to continue to be really important. — AT&T senior evp/CFO John Stephens at the 2019 Wells Fargo TMT Conference

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