Jupiterevents, Inc.
May 13 - 15, 2008
Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
Chicago, IL
ISPCON: The leading event for wired and wireless ISPs
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Conference About The Basic Webhosting Plans for ISPs

Netfirms Coupons To Be Delivered at ISP's

Shared hosting involves providing space for web sites on the hoster’s server while sharing the server with other customers’ servers. All web sites use similar software and operating system. Unlike free web hosting which has the same conditions; shared web hosting has much more benefits to the users. Pricing differs from plan to plan. Prices normally range from $1/month to several hundred dollars per month depending on the resources you are buying. Nevertheless, a Netfirms coupon can lower the price up to 50%. Here are the basic plans webhosting companies usually offer:

Shared web hosting comes in two forms:

Free shared hosting

It is the best option when trying new ideas since you don’t pay for hosting. This kind of webhosting is giving users everything they need for a fast website. Obviously, it is not perfect. Disk and bandwidth space is limited. The nature of this kind of web hosting does not provide you with PHP and MySQL support. Generally, web statistics is also poorly provided.

Paid shared hosting

Paid shared hosting provides you with necessary features such as multiply e-mail, PHP and MySQL. It would be great for small businesses websites up to medium ones. Using this kind of shared hosting you have an advantage of hosting your Netfirms coupon on a powerful and well administered server at low monthly cost.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Track: WIRELESS (ROOM 9)  |  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

W1: CALEA Compliance on a Plan

The Wireless ISP Association (WISPA) has ratified a "safe harbor" standard for CALEA compliance that offers WISPs, wireline ISPs, and equipment manufacturers an easy way to comply with federal requirements for lawful intercept. The new WISPA CALEA Standard (WCS) for IP network access can be downloaded at link http://www.wispa.org/WISPA-IPNA-1.0.pdf. The WCS implementation guide is also available for free to WISPA members, or it can be purchased on-line by non-members. This session will cover key points of the new standard with Q&A time to get your CALEA questions answered.

SPEAKER: Mike Erskine, Systems Engineer, Kaballero.com

SPEAKER: Butch Evans, President & CEO, Butch Evans Consulting

SPEAKER: J.C. Utter, President & CEO, Imagestream

Track: WEB HOSTING SERVICES (Netfirms coupons)  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

H1: Cashing in on E-commerce: New Opportunities and Issues

Where are the big opportunities for a netfirms coupon these days? Where are the most dollars flowing to and from which services? Simple shopping carts, certificates and commerce tools are a dime a dozen, if that. So how do you differentiate and maximize profits from these web hosting services? What are the tools, promotions and current discounts you should be aware of? We'll update you in all of these areas as well as issues such as PCI Data Security compliance, CISP, phishing, APIs like eBay and UPS, reducing fraudulent chargebacks and more.

SPEAKER: L. Elizabeth Bowles, President, Aristotle Inc

Track: BUSINESS ISSUES (ROOM 10)  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

B1: Privacy in Peril

Industry experts predict that privacy will be the leading legal and regulatory issue facing Internet infrastrcture providers in 2008. Companies need look no further than record breaking payments from companies who have inadvertently disclosed customer data to see the threat to their bottom line. This series of events, combined with legsilative activity in states as diverse as California and Utah, and recent FCC rulemakings make privacy, and your privacy obligations the most important legal issue facing companies today. This seminar will be led by two of the Internet industry's legal experts David Snead and Kris Twomey who each focus on different areas of the law. Participants will hear real world "war stories" in which the attorney's clients learned how to comply with and handle regulatory and contractual privacy obligations. This seminar focuses on the FCC's rules on customer proprietary network information; privacy implications of subpoenas; whether, and how, to disclose e-mail, including e-mail stored in back up; and how to deal with demands for information from third parties who are suing each other. Attendees can expect to take away "buzz words" that will help them minimize the impact of requests for data, and real world knowledge that will facilitate compliance with FCC regulations.

SPEAKER: Chip McIntosh, President/CEO/Founder, FrogNet, Inc

SPEAKER: David Snead, Attorney, W. David Snead, P.C.

SPEAKER: Kristopher Twomey, Attorney, Law Office of Kristopher E. Twomey, P.C.


V1: IPv6 is Ready. Is your network?

This session will cover how to implement IPv6 in to your ISP network. And most important how to make a profit by implementing IPv6. I will discuss how the ISP's in North America are the most critical part of the Internets upgrade to IPv6. We will also cover opportunities that IPv6 can provide ISP's and how to profit from them. If you do not yet have a plan for deploying IPv6 through out your ISP this is a must attend session. This session will also be the first public release of our IPv6 discoveries ranging from giant security holes to major profit potentials for ISP's. Great session for those ISP’s who want to lead and not wait and follow.

MODERATOR: Mark Bayliss, President, Visual link

PANELIST: Richard Jimmerson, Chief Information Officer, American Registry for Internet Numbers

PANELIST: Yves Poppe, TBA, Tatacommunications.com

SPEAKER: Chris Hartz, President, US IPv6 Summit

SPEAKER: Charles Sellers, CISSP, Senior Product Engineer, NTT America

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Track: WIRELESS (ROOM 8)  |  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

W2: What About 3650 MHz?

The 3650Mhz spectrum band has fundamentally different rules than other bands fixed wireless operators are used to. With different rules come new opportunities and new challenges. This talk will explain the rules associated with the band to help operators determine what opportunities may exist. It will also cover what types of equipment are available for use in this band and their associated properties. Additionally, some experiences from early deployments will be shared. Finally, the presenters will look ahead to future developments that may impact operators utilizing this spectrum.

SPEAKER: Matt Liotta, CTO, Rapid Link

SPEAKER: Dan Lubar, Managing Partner, RelayServices

SPEAKER: Nathan Stooke, President & CEO, WisperISP

Track: HOSTED SERVICES (ROOM 9)  |  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

H2: ABCs of Voice Services for SMBs

Most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have limited budgets, time, and IT and communications expertise. The smallest SMBs don’t have any IT support staff and need plug-and-play services, which allow them to concentrate on managing their businesses and serving customers, not on managing their communications infrastructure. This session covers the basics of voice and data solutions for small business, including hosted versus non-hosted voice, and how to select the right solution for your business.

SPEAKER: Ginny Hutchinson, Chief Marketing Officer, Speakeasy, Inc.

Track: BUSINESS ISSUES (ROOM 10)  |  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

B2: Meatball Marketing

In this fast moving panel, marketing and sales veterans offer their best ideas on how to improve performance. In 50 minutes, you will be provided with sales and marketing meatballs for the service provider. Q&A will be encouraged. Jupiter Media's Alex Goldman will moderate this panel, which has collected questions online from ISP's prior to the conference. Peter Radizeski of RAD-INFO, Inc. and Jack Brant of Register.com will be panelists.

MODERATOR: Alex Goldman, Managing Editor, ISP-Planet, Jupitermedia.com

PANELIST: Jack Brandt, Business Development Director, Register.com

PANELIST: Peter Radizeski, President , RAD-INFO, Inc.


V2: Pipe Profitability

Business intensive applications such as interactive video conferencing, e-learning initiatives and employee collaboration across facilities are a reality for today’s enterprises. These applications demand big bandwidth and their users require reliable and redundant broadband access at price points fit for them. Wireless broadband access meets these customer needs and due to the nature of the technology provides a profitable business opportunity for wireless providers. During this session attendees will learn: about customer pain points that are driving wireless broadband demand; how wireless broadband is a viable option to land-based deployments; and how these elements turn profits for wireless broadband providers.

SPEAKER: Chip McIntosh, President/CEO/Founder, FrogNet, Inc

SPEAKER: Kristopher Twomey, Attorney, Law Office of Kristopher E. Twomey, P.C.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Track: WIRELESS (ROOM 8)  |  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

W3: 10 Tips Managing DFS

The FCC's rules for operators in 5.2Ghz-5.4Ghz include a requirement for equipment to support Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS). This requirement has significant implications for fixed wireless operators. To utilize this spectrum effectively operators must understand these implications and how to mitigate them. This talk will cover these implications and provide experienced tips and how to handle them.

SPEAKER: Matt Liotta, CTO, Rapid Link

SPEAKER: Nathan Stooke, President & CEO, WisperISP

Track: HOSTED SERVICES (ROOM 9)  |  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

H3: Transitioning Apps to SaaS Using the Application Packaging Standard

For use (at no charge) by both hosting providers and independent software vendors, the Application Packaging Standard (APS) introduces a "pluggable" approach to distributing SaaS applications. By implementing APS, hosting service providers can gain access to a great variety of APS applications. In turn, application vendors that implement APS can get access to a vast sales and marketing channel of APS-enabled hosting providers. Once packaged in the APS format by a software vendor, an application can be easily "plugged" into an infrastructure of any hosting provider that has implemented the standard "socket" for the APS application.

SPEAKER: Doug Johnson, Director, Parallels Inc.

Track: BUSINESS ISSUES (ROOM 10)  |  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

B3: Outsourcing vs. Building a Voice Solution In-House & ROI for ISPs

This session will provide an overview of the Nickolaisen Model, which will aid Service Providers currently in the decision-making-process of cost vs. benefit of outsourcing vs. building an in-house solution. A CapEx vs. OpEx model will also be analyzed to aid in the decision-making process to evaluate ROI.

SPEAKER: Scott Bell, CTO and Co-Founder, Alianza


V3: Who Needs Ma Bell?

Most telecommunication business models involve relying on an incumbent for some important aspect of their business. How about a strategy that doesn't? In this session I will describe the vertically integrated strategy that Rapid Link has adopted where we combine last mile ownership through fiber and fixed wireless, local voice ownership as a CLEC and long distance ownership as an IXC.

MODERATOR: Charles Wu, Operating Manager, CTI

SPEAKER: Matt Liotta, CTO, Rapid Link

SPEAKER: Mike Prachar, COO, RapidLink

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Service Stack Evolution

PAUL STAPLETON, DH CAPITAL Take your mad skills, products & customers to the next level for revenue growth andmargin improvement. We'll look at various IP network sectors to forecast real opportunity and talk about where V.C. investment is most likely to fuel the evolution of your business.

SPEAKER: Paul Stapleton, Managing Director, DH Capital, LLC

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VENDOR SESSIONS  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VS1: How becoming a CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) can change your ISP business forever - Room 11

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Michael Tague leads a discussion about how becoming a CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) can change your ISP business forever. Discover how you can cut your telecommunications costs in half, deliver the latest cutting-edge technologies to your customers, and build a future for your ISP business.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

VENDOR SESSIONS  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

VS2: Building the National WiMAX Network - Room 11

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WISPs today have both their greatest opportunity and the greatest challenges. WiMAX standards and new spectrum give us reach, capacity, QoS and mobility with good visibility in the press, but the massive capital expenditures and time to market that this is demanding are straining the budgets of even credit worthy operators. Following the example of the Cable, Dial-up and Cellular industries we need to roll-up scale and raise real money. Learn one operator�s trials, tribulations and successes in the quest for cash, and how this lead to the development of a national network strategy called Aircore. �

More important find out how your operation can take advantage of this approach as either a roll-up opportunity or as a an independent marketing affiliate. The Aircore Network will tie together a Network Access Point, massive fiber assets, and three of the best data centers in the world, including a 1.6 million square foot underground bunker. This core network will then be overlaid with advanced ASP services and a full featured VoIP telephony network. Find out what scale means to your future and help us prove that small operators can get the job done.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Your first chance to meet the exhibitors and a great time to get geared up for the event — three days of incomparable information, key networking opportunities and invaluable face time with hotshots in the industry!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

FISPA Reception & Awards - ROOM 11

FISPA, the oldest and most experienced association of independently owned ISPs, invites you to network with our ISPCON attending members. Visit our reception at 6:30pm, Room 11. Learn, Network, Save, Educate, Excel, Succeed.

Join FISPA – we make being an ISP easier!


SPECIAL EVENTS  |  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WISPA Reception & Awards -- ROOM 7

WISPA - Wireless Internet Service Providers Association - is dedicated to promoting and improving the WISP Industry. We welcome you to join us for drinks and appetizers, get to know us and learn about our effort in the industry.

Sponsored by          

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  8:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Join us Tuesday night at ISPCON, after the WISPA Reception and Awards for a REAL kickoff party - the WISPA Jam Session! It will be a free-for-all jam as the closet musicians in the ISP crowd get their chance to hop on stage and tear it up. Bring your dancing shoes and we will party like its 1999 in the Internet business all over again!

Sponsored by

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Track: WIRELESS (ROOM 8)  |  8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

W4: Advanced Network Monitoring for WISPs of all Sizes

Basic network monitoring is just that, basic. You know what is up and what is down. This advanced session will go beyond these basics and the basics of installing MRTG, Nagios, WhatUpGold etc., and focus more on the specific data that various sized WISPs are collecting about their networks. We will also cover the more important issue of what to do with this data and some of the systems and procedures used to manage this advanced data.Bring your questions there will be plenty of Q&A.

SPEAKER: Dennis Burgess, President, Linktechs.net

SPEAKER: Ryan Spott, Co-Owner/Operator, Iron Goat Networks llc

SPEAKER: Sam Tetherow, President, Sandhills Wireless

Track: HOSTED SERVICES (ROOM 9)  |  8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

H4: Who Should Be Running Your Email?

Email may be a commodity, but it’s still the most trusted communication tool on the Internet and a standard feature expected by today’s ISP consumer. Should money and resources be invested into developing and managing a robust in-house email system or should email be outsourced? This session will examine the pros and cons of different email strategies. Attendees will learn how to best monetize their email programs and whether outsourcing makes sense from a cost versus revenue perspective. Additionally, attendees will learn how to select the best provider by following a checklist of important questions to ask potential vendors.

MODERATOR: Frank Muto, President, FSM Marketing Group, Inc - Secure Email Plus

PANELIST: Stefano Bensi, Managing Director, USA, Outblaze

PANELIST: Rohan Jayasekera, Director-Tucows Email Service , Tucows

PANELIST: David Koretz, President & CEO, BlueTie

PANELIST: Hal Steger, VP Marketing, Funambol

Track: BUSINESS ISSUES (ROOM 10)  |  8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

B4: Top 10 Regulatory Concerns You Can't Ignore

ISPCON veteran speaker Kris Twomey will discuss the top ten regulatory issues that your service provider must be prepared to address. In addition, one or more service providers will be on hand to describe how they are addressing these regulatory challenges and describe various options considered. The session will be structured to allow for maximum discussion between the audience and the panelists. Among the issues to be discussed are CALEA, deregulation of DSL, and increased VoIP regulation.

SPEAKER: Stephen E. Coran, Partner, Rini Coran PC

SPEAKER: Kristopher Twomey, Attorney, Law Office of Kristopher E. Twomey, P.C.


V4: P2P: Understanding the Insatiable Epidemic

Peer-to-Peer: For individuals, it’s revolutionized Internet usage patterns by opening up a whole new world of communal file sharing, from music to videos to computer programs. For content providers, it is a disruptive technology that alters the cost economics of distribution. For ISPs, it’s an insatiable virus, constantly mutating and evolving to avoid detection and comprising of up to 80% of traffic day and night. This session takes a look at the P2P phenomena and reviews typical P2P protocols.

MODERATOR: Jeff Ehman, General Manager, CTI

MODERATOR: Charles Wu, Operating Manager, CTI

PANELIST: Cam Cullen, Director of Product Management, Allot Communications

PANELIST: George Zerphey, Network Engineer, CTI

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM