Getting it Done! Funding, New Models and Political Will

October 1 – 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Let’s get the Midwest fiber-connected! A recent influx of private capital is driving community broadband projects forward. Hear from the industry’s leaders on how to build investors’ confidence, best ways to get fiber projects funded, what some of the new network design models look like, and the evolving role of elected officials. Our battle-tested speakers will provide their unique perspective on how to get fiber deals done.


Bob Knight

Harrison Edwards Strategic Communications: Executive VP & COO

Chris Perlitz

Municipal Capital Markets Group: Managing Director

Kimberley McKinley

Utopia: Chief Marketing Officer

Tom DiFrisco

Fujitsu: Broadband Solutions