Advising and Management Services
Market Research and Engagement
Community and Stakeholder Education
Contracted Manager Roles
Formation Strategy, Modeling, and Analysis
Financing Strategies and Analysis
Broadband, Electric and Water Utility Operations Guidance
Public/Private Partnership Formation
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. These provide optional business models including a unique non-profit, public/private partnership broadband development ownership model for projects requiring in excess of $20 million.
Communities and Utilities
Current and Recent Engagements
Fort Dodge Business Planning and Modeling.
Charles City Fiber Interim General Manager.
Red Cedar Fiber and Iowa Fiber Alliance Transport Development.
Greater Des Moines Partnership Broadband Gap Study.
Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Market Study & Situational Assessment.
iVinton Communications Utility Launch Advising.
Tipton, IA Telecom RFI Analysis and Pre-Feasibility Study.
Webster City Pre-Feasibility Study.
Carlisle Electric Utility, wholesale energy board rep. and committee chair.
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Reaching rural Iowa: Communities fight for better internet.
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The pursuit of broadband.
Past Client Studies, Projects and Roles
Carlisle, IA Interim City Administrator.
Fort Dodge Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study and Partner RFI Analysis.
Red Oak, IA Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study.
Pella Fiber Broadband Situational Assessment.
Adair Community Engagement, Public/Private Partnership Planning.
City of Charles City Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study and RFI.
Vinton Communications Utility Financing Analysis and Feasibility Study Review.
Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility Strategic Plan.
Belmond Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study.
Decorah Telecom Utility Feasibility Study Review.
Ft. Morgan, CO Public/Private Partnership RFI process.
New Hampton Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study.
Maquoketa Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study.
Kielkopf Advisory Services collaborates with SmartSource Consulting and various engineering firms on the service engagements listed on this page.