Advising and Management Services
Contracted Executive and CFO Roles
Utility Business and Formation Modeling
Financing Strategies and Analysis
Broadband, Electric and Water Utility Operations
Customer Research and Engagement
Entrepreneurial Development Programs
kas co-founded and co-manages the Community Broadband Action Network and Broadband Development Partners LLC to help community leaders identify needs and provide solutions to broadband access issues.
This offers an optional business model for a unique non-profit, public/private partnership broadband development ownership and funding for projects placing in excess of $20 million of debt.
SmartSource Consulting and Kielkopf Advisory Services collaborate on these initiatives and service engagements listed on this page.
Communities and Utilities
Current and Recent Engagements
Fort Dodge, IA Business Modeling and Partner RFI Analysis.
Charles City Fiber General Manager Services.
iVinton Communications Utility Launch Advising.
Tipton, IA Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study.
Red Oak, IA Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study.
Pella, IA Broadband Situational Assessment.
Adair, IA Community Engagement, Public/Private Partnership Planning.
Carlisle Electric Utility, wholesale energy board rep. and Mgmt. Comm. Chair.
Carlisle, IA Interim City Administrator.
Fort Dodge, IA Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study.
City of Charles City, IA Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study and RFI.
Maple Tree Marketplace and LaunchPad65 launch strategy development.
Vinton Communications Utility Financing Analysis and Feasibility Study Review.
Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility Strategic Plan.
Belmond Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study.
Decorah, IA Telecom Utility Feasibility Study Review.
Ft. Morgan, CO Public/Private Partnership RFI process.
New Hampton, IA Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study.
Maquoketa, IA Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study.
Iowa Fiber Alliance planning team.