Creative Partnerships in Cooperative Broadband

What do a showcase data center, tax abatement, a water cooperative, and a back office service have in common? They’re all proof that when it comes to deploying broadband, you don’t have to go it alone. Each one is a piece of the creative partnerships popping up across the country to deploy broadband to co-op members. In this session, you’ll learn about – and hear from some of the more creative arrangements bringing broadband to rural America.


  • Greg Williams, PE – General Manager/Executive VP – Appalachian Electric Cooperative
  • Kristy Szabo – Director of Consulting – Vantage Point Solutions Cooperative