Keys to Financing Municipal Broadband Projects

October 2 – 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Shore Room

In this session, you will learn:

  • There is no “silver-bullet” solution for financing Broadband in the capital markets
  • Municipal sponsors will be required to commit wherewithal to the project
  • There is no “one-size fits all” financing model/mechanism
  • The plan of finance will be unique, as is the Municipality’s Broadband project
  • Credit drives structure (…and Structure drives credit)
  • Balancing each will require consideration of ultimate cost of capital relative to the features of each plan of finance
  • Optimal Plans of Finance may include a mixed strategy of financial products
  • Including finance professionals and municipal advisors early in the process will facilitate project implementation (including legal team)
  • Current market conditions provide historically low cost of capital for bond issuers



Thomas Coverick

KeyBanc Capital Markets: Managing Director