Ohio Middle-Mile Consortium

Fiber Expansion Feasibility and Planning

Conducted business opportunity analysis and developed associated network design of fiber-optic networks including POP locations and backbone technology in metropolitan areas.  Created network architecture for no-single-point-of-failure design for increased network reliability.  Conducted data analysis and mapping.  Created financial models.

FCC Connect America Fund – Auction 903 Analysis

Analyzed FCC funding allocations across Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky to determine areas of opportunity.  Designed combination of fiber and wireless infrastructure to:

  • Provide fixed wireless broadband to residential and small business subscribers,
  • Enable shared-tenant base station configuration to allow for leased roaming or dedicated capacity to a variety of mobile voice/data providers,
  • Support wireless communications requirements of first responders and Homeland Security and
  • Engineer sufficient tower structural integrity and hut capacity to support leasing of tower space.

Establish rate-setting model based on market penetration, available subsidies, margin requirements and operational models.

Darbyville Community Connect Program

Engaged community leaders to support broadband deployment, economic development, and educational advancement in the village of Darbyville in rural Pickaway County, Ohio.

Won $670,000 from the USDA Community Connect Program to support the $1.5 million project.

Services included fiber to the home in a town previously lacking any form of broadband.  Established a community technology center for free public access, support for entrepreneurship, K-12 tutoring and degree completion program.

IT Strategic Plan and Services Catalog

Conducted a complete assessment of company’s information technology operations.  Created an architecture and plan to systematically upgrade and integrate all front- and back-office operations.

Worked with sales and engineering to define the key business fiber services to be offered on a newly expanded network.  Service definitions included service-level details and technical performance specifications.  Created sales materials to support the rollout.

Marketing and Communications Plan

Created a comprehensive marketing and communications plan to establish brand identity, build company and product awareness in expanded markets, create a vertical market engagement strategy, and support the field sales team with GIS marketing tools.