Fiber Partnerships and Funding in Rural America

Track: Fiber Broadband Starter Kit

Session Number: 134
Date: Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Naples

Description:

For many communities, a public-private partnership is – or will be – the best option for funding and deploying a fiber system. For some communities, a public-private partnership may be the only option. In this session, our experts will share the key lessons they learned from their first-hand experiences with successful partnerships. In particular, they will discuss how they met their most difficult challenges, including funding and allocation of responsibilities, risks, and rewards.
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Learn how to navigate a public-private partnership in regards to funding and deploying a fiber system.
Learning Objective #2: Learn how these 3 panelists overcame their toughest public-private partnership challenges.
Intended Audience Level: Intermediate
Stage of fiber deployment: Planning/early stage, Performing, Prime, Legacy
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Learn how to navigate a public-private partnership in regards to funding and deploying a fiber system.
Learning Objective #2: Learn how these 3 panelists overcame their toughest public-private partnership challenges.
Intended Audience Level: Intermediate
Stage of fiber deployment: Planning/early stage, Performing, Prime, Legacy

Speakers

Primary Presenter
James Baller
President
Baller Stokes & Lide, PC
Co-Presenter 1
Joe Buttweiler
Partnership Development Manager
CTC
Co-Presenter 2
Bryan Gabriel, Mainstream Fiber Networks
CEO
Mainstream Fiber Networks
Co-Presenter 3
Randy Klindt
Partner at Conexon, LLC
Conexon, LLC