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.
Notable 2021 Engagements
Greater Des Moines Partnership Regional Broadband Study.
Clinton County Broadband Asset Mapping and Gap Study.
Fort Dodge Business Planning and Modeling.
Johnston, IA Broadband Gap Study.
Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Situational Assessment and RFI.
Tipton, IA Telecom Partner RFI and Pre-Feasibility Study.
Webster City Pre-Feasibility Study.
Charles City Fiber Business Planning and Interim General Manager.
Carlisle Electric Utility, wholesale energy board rep. and committee chair.
iVinton Communications Utility Launch Strategy Advising.
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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.
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.
Indianola Communications Agency and IMU Partners 28E entities.