The “Utility Lease Model” for Driving Fiber Builds

August 9 – 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
Room 4


Jeff Reiman

Broadband Group: President

In an industry littered with “grand plans” and “exciting announcements” for fiber builds that too often stall or simply fail,. The Broadband Group has recently successfully built out fiber to two communities utilizing their model.

Jeff Bertholdi from Springfield will be featured on this panel to discuss just how this utility lease model was successfully used to build fiber throughout his City.

We’ll also talk about the difference between open networks and non-exclusive lease networks and the benefits & pitfalls of each. 



Jeff Bertholdi

SpringNet: Director

Andrew Hurry

Britehorn Partners: Partner

Patrick Thibeault

The Broadband Group: Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer