Broadband Forum USP Plugfest

May 11, 2020 to May 15, 2020
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The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) is hosting the Broadband Forum User Services Platform (USP) Test Event during the week of May 11-15, 2020.

Registration Information:

The registration deadline to participate in this event is May 4th.  Please complete the registration form below to participate in the event.

There is a fee of $500 per participant.

This is an official Broadband Forum event. Your company MUST be a member of the Broadband Forum to participate and gain access to the required test documents. For more information, visit

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A Non-Disclosure Agreement must be signed by all participating companies, and must be on file prior to participation in the Plugfest. The NDA for 2020 covers all Gfast Plugfests held from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Companies that have already signed the 2020 NDA (their NDA's are already on file with the the UNH-IOL) need not sign it again until January 1, 2021, at which time a new Plugfest NDA will be issued. A list of companies that have already signed the most recent version of the NDA is included below.

Completed NDA forms should be faxed to Lincoln Lavoie at +1-603-862-4181, or may be emailed to Lincoln Lavoie.

Formal Test Plan:

The formal test plan for this event is developed by the Broadband Forum, and is available to members on their Wiki: USP Plugfest Test Plan

Guidelines for Shipping:

Companies shipping equipment to and from the UNH-IOL are required to cover all shipping and customs/duties costs. Failure to do so will require the UNH-IOL to bill the member company for any outstanding shipping and customs/duties charges plus a one hundred dollar ($100 USD) handling fee. We receive/ship using FedEx and UPS. 

Please be aware that:

Crates must not exceed the dimensions of our loading dock area, which is 56” wide x 90” high (1.4m x 2.28m). The weight of each crate should not exceed 4,000 pounds (1,814 kg). If a crate shipped to us is larger, we may have to de-crate the equipment in order to bring it into our lab.

Our loading dock includes a dock leveler and a liftgate is not required for delivery vehicles. Please note we have an alley dock and it may be difficult for larger trailers, the recommended maximum trailer length is 48'.

No collect shipments will be accepted, and all shipping fees, including U.S. Customs charges, are the responsibility of the shipper. UNH-IOL will NOT pay for U.S. Customs charges, and prepayment of Customs charges is required.

Please remember that international shipments must be cleared through U.S. Customs, which could take up to a week of additional time in shipping.

There is no Saturday or Sunday delivery to our facility.

The following shipping address MUST be used: 
Attn: Broadband Forum / Timothy Carlin
21 Madbury Rd., Ste 100
Durham, NH 03824
Tel: +1-603-862-0090

Dining Arrangements Onsite

A continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, beverages and a catered lunch will be provided onsite during the event.

Press Releases

This event is facilitated by the UNH-IOL for the Broadband Forum. Due to the technical goals and confidentiality of these plugfests, no participants may issue a press release regarding their participation or results. It is the sole responsibility of the Broadband Forum to issue any press releases regarding this event.

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