Private Sector Investments in Broadband, Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions

May 24 – 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm


Diane Kruse

NEO Connect: CEO

In addition to public investment such as ARPA and Infrastructure Bills, the private sector is aggressively investing in the broadband and connectivity industry.  Private capital investing, which includes M&A activity, is picking up in U.S. broadband markets, with increased focus towards untapped rural markets.  This session will discuss the current environment of M&A activity, valuations, and private-sector investment coupled with local and federal funding programs.

Session Slides


Bill Baker

Nextlink Internet: Chief Executive Officer/Owner

Christopher Perlitz

Municipal Capital Markets Group, Inc.: Managing Director