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In this interview hosted by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), ICF International's broadband expert Michael Spead discusses the latest on broadband deployment in high-cost areas via the Connect America Fund (CAF).
This TIA webinar attempted to distinguish the “truth or tale” in recent CAF reforms. Mr. Spead, former senior manager of the high-cost fund for Universal Service Administrative Company, understands the challenges that providers, communities, and regulators face in deploying affordable and sustainable broadband solutions. This webinar informed TIA NOW's audience of more than 60,000 potential industry decision makers about the latest on broadband deployment in high-cost areas via the CAF.
Senior Technical SpecialistICF International
Michael Spead, former senior program manager at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), has more than 10 years of experience in broadband/telecommunications program and project management, policy analysis and regulatory compliance, business process engineering, and financial analysis. Mr. Spead leverages his understanding of the broadband/telecommunications ecosystem to develop successful programs and projects to support state, local, and commercial entities, and he monitors changes in broadband/telecommunications policy to provide technical advisory services for clients. At USAC, Mr. Spead also served as an ambassador for a nationwide outreach initiative with telecommunications firms to build relationships, train industry leaders, and address issues relating to the Universal Service Fund (USF).
Matthew Schwartz, Wireline Editor of Communications Daily
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