Overcoming ROW and Permitting Challenges in Rural America

August 8 – 4:50 pm to 5:30 pm

In the rural areas of the United States, the permitting and rights of way processes often present significant challenges for various stakeholders involved in infrastructure development and public projects. These challenges can impede economic growth, hinder innovation, and limit the delivery of essential services to rural communities. Join us for a discussion that aims to shed light on the problems faced in the permitting and rights of way processes in rural America and explore strategies to streamline these processes, thereby unlocking opportunities for sustainable development and speed to market.

During this session, we will delve into the complexities and bottlenecks that arise during permitting and rights of way procedures. We will seek to uncover common issues such as prolonged timelines, excessive paperwork, local staffing levels, and conflicting regulations that disproportionately affect rural regions. Moreover, we will discuss the consequences of these opportunities.

To address these problems, our discussion will focus on ideas about practical solutions and best practices that can be implemented to streamline the permitting and rights of way processes in rural areas.

This discussion is intended for policymakers, government officials, infrastructure developers, community leaders, and all stakeholders interested in enhancing the permitting and rights of way processes in rural America. By providing a comprehensive overview of the issues at hand and offering actionable insights, this session aims to stimulate meaningful discussions and collaborations among participants to drive positive change.

Join us as we delve into the complexities of permitting and rights of way processes in rural America, and together, explore ways to overcome challenges, streamline procedures, and unlock the immense potential for sustainable development and progress in our rural communities.


Scott Horne

Commnet/Ethos Broadband: CEO

Dean Mischke

Finley Engineering: Vice President

Ovidiu Viorica

Connect New Mexico: Broadband & Technology Manager