Communities evaluating their broadband options utilize our team's strategic planning, market analysis, and partnership evaluation to launch effectively. This is done by co-facilitating stakeholder input and market research in collaborative engagements with SmartSource Consulting, feasibility study providers, and engineering firms.
Advising and Management Services
Market Research and Engagement
Community and Stakeholder Education
Contracted Executive Manager Roles
Utility Formation Strategy, Modeling, and Analysis
Utility Operations Guidance
Public/Private Partnership Formation
Kielkopf Advisory Services 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.
Recent Strategy Engagements
Greater Des Moines IA Partnership Regional Broadband Study.
Clinton County IA Broadband Gap and Strategy Study.
Clay County IA Broadband Policy Development.
SELCO Financial Analysis and Expansion Strategy, Shrewsbury MA.
Fort Dodge Fiber Business Plan.
Reinbeck IA Telecommunications Utility Strategic Overbuild Plan.
Charles City Fiber Business Plan.
Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Situational Assessment and RFI,
resulting in a new provider entering the Ottumwa, IA market.
Webster City Pre-Feasibility Study, resulting in a consortium of area providers expanding to serve the community.
Tipton, IA Telecom Partner RFI and Pre-Feasibility Study, resulting in two area providers collaborating to serve all premises.
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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
Johnston, IA Broadband Gap Study.
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 Partnership RFI.
Vinton Communications Utility Financing Analysis and Feasibility Study Review.
Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility Strategic Plan.
Belmond Telecom Pre-Feasibility Study.
Ft. Morgan, CO Public/Private Partnership RFI process.
New Hampton Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study.
Maquoketa Telecom Utility Pre-Feasibility Study.
Decorah Telecom Utility Feasibility Study Review.
IAMU Iowa Fiber Alliance proposal.