View a local map with the hotel address - HERE
Monday, June 8, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
*Please note agenda is subject to change.
Meeting Contribution Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00pm PT.
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Visas cannot be obtained at the border or at the airport. The average time to obtain a Visa is four (4) weeks, however this will vary depending on location. Please be aware that each country has different requirements as to how to apply for a Visa. Please check with your local consulate to get the most accurate information about obtaining a Visa for your specific country of residence.
If you would like Broadband Forum visa letter please add your personal details to the Visa Letter form (members only access) and email it Gabby Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org for a signature. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or by phone at +1.510.492.4020.
The cut-off day to make reservations at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside hotel has passed. There are now limited rooms available. Please contact the hotel directly by phone at +1.603.431.2300.
Broadband Forum Discount Rates for the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside hotel:
If you should need assistance booking a room please contact us directly at +1.510.492.4020 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Note: If reservations are made with a travel agency, the Broadband Forum will not be able to assist in adjusting room rates as the hotel has special agreements with each travel agency. For the Broadband Forum to get involved, you must make your reservations as stated above.
Pre-registration meeting fee due on or before Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00pm PT:
Thank you to Lincoln Lavoie of UNH IOL for compiling a comprehensive guide to visiting Portsmouth. To view the guide click here.
To learn about the local area please see Portsmouth's official website.
Logan International Airport (BOS) - Distance to the hotel: 55 miles / 88.5 km
This is the largest airport near Portsmouth and the best option for international flights.
The drive from the BOS airport to the hotel is estimated to take about 60 - 90 minutes (dependent on traffic).
Taxi fare is based on a meter. A Taxi from BOS to the hotel should cost approximately $160.00 USD (one-way).
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) - Distance to the hotel: 49 miles / 79 km
This is a smaller regional airport which might work well for USA travelers.
The drive from the MHT airport to the hotel is estimated to take about 50 - 75 minutes (dependent on traffic).
Taxi fare is based on a meter. A Taxi from MHT to the hotel should cost approximately $145.00 USD (one-way).
When traveling from the BOS airport to the hotel there are several private car and shuttle bus options available however the highly recommended option is C&J Buslines.
Thank you to Jason Walls from QA Cafe who created a video introducing Broadband Forum members to C&J Buslines. To view the video click here.
C&J Buslines operates a bus that stops at every terminal in Logan International Airport every hour (beginning it's journey ten minutes past each hour). This bus travels directly to the Portsmouth Transportation Center with one stop in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The bus ride is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
It is recommended that you purchase tickets for C&J Buslines online and print it ahead of time. The price is $23.00 USD one-way, or $46.00 USD round-trip. If you are unable to purchase your ticket online, you can pay the fare when you arrive in Portsmouth at the ticket counter. When boarding the bus present the driver with a photo ID, which they will hold and then return to you at the ticket counter in Portsmouth after you've paid.
One of the benefits when riding with C&J Buslines is in route WiFi.
From the Portsmouth Transportation Center, it's a short Taxi ride (about a 7 to 10 minute drive with the estimated fair of $15.00 USD) to the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. Alternatively, if you are looking for a rental car to use for the week, C&J Buslines has a special rate available on cars through Enterprise Rent-a-Car, which can be accessed through the C&J website Enterprise will organize a pick-up at Portsmouth Transportation Center.
Two other shuttle bus & private car options recommended by the hotel are:
Flight Line (shared or private, door to door van service) +1.800.245.2525
Regal Limo Service (mini buses, town cars and limos) +1.603.964.9460
One other shuttle bus option is Flight Line who provides shared or private, door to door van service.
Once you arrive in Portsmouth, restaurants, bars, and cafes are all within walking distance of the hotel. But if you're planning to travel, sightsee, or shop, outside of downtown Portsmouth a rental car is the best option.
All pre-registered attendees and late on-site registrants must check-in at the Broadband Forum desk in the hotel to receive meeting materials and name badge.
Monday, June 8th: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 9th: 7:00am - 6:00pm