City Utilities and the Utility Lease Model – A Success Story

August 9 – 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm


Eric Coursey

The Broadband Group: General Manager

How Electric Utilities can establish Territory-wide Fiber Connectivity

Discover how City Utilities of Springfield, MO achieved the successful completion of its 1,100-mile fiber network ahead of schedule. Join us to explore the innovative Utility Lease Model that revolutionized their city’s connectivity landscape.

Learn from City Utilities’ Director of Broadband and industry experts as they share the technical, business, and financial decisions that propelled Springfield, MO to top the Wall Street Journal’s list of places to work remotely.

Don’t miss this educational session on transforming your community into a thriving digital ecosystem.


Jeff Bertholdi

SpringNet: Director

Andrew Hurry

Britehorn Partners: Partner

Patrick Thibeault

The Broadband Group: Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer