New Industry Partnerships: Aligning Interests and Picking the Best Partners for a Successful Broadband Project

Electric coop broadband projects continue to garner industry attention as new projects emerge and existing projects near successful completion. In this session, we will highlight the value of unlikely coop partnerships to deliver broadband, voice, and video to rural areas where economic viability of broadband build outs has proved to be challenging. 


  • John Donner – Vice President – CoBank
  • Foster Hildreth – Chief Executive Officer – Orcas Power & Light Cooperative
  • Kristi Westbrock – Chief Operating Officer / Assistant General Manager – Consolidated Telecommunications Company