Rural Upstate Broadband Conference Video Sessions!

Published on: Tuesday August 2nd, 2022

On behalf of the Regional Broadband Collaborative, thank you for spending the day with us to hear from Industry experts, share best practices and build relationships to build a better broadband infrastructure across the Southern Tier of New York State. For your reference, the presentations were recorded and are provided here:

Video 1: Welcome to Binghamton & Keynote Curtis Hansen

US Senator Chuck Schumer, Mayor Jared Kraham, City of Binghamton; Kyle Wilber, Local Government Specialist, New York State Department of State, Division of Local Government Services and Morning Keynote Address: Appalachian Regional Commission as a Catalyst with Curtis Hansen, Program Manager for Broadband, Appalachian Regional Commission. @ 43 minutes: 1st Steps in Broadband Planning:

Heather Gold, VP, External Affairs, Mears Construction; Shane Butler, Planning Director, Chenango County; Bob Knight, CEO, Harrison Edwards and Board Director, American Association for Public Broadband; Carolyn Price, Executive Director, Upstate New York Towns Association

Video 2: How to get High Speed Broadband to Rural Communities

Introduction to ESD’s Rose Anello, Director of Outreach, ConnectALL; Christopher Mitchell, Director, Community Broadband Networks Initiative, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR);  Chuck Bartosch, CEO, Point Broadband and Clarity Connect; Tom Coverick, Managing Director, Keybanc Capital Markets; Kim McKinley, Chief Marketing Officer, UTOPIA Fiber; Joe Starks, President & Founder, ECC Technologies

Video 3: Luncheon Keynote Gary Bolton

State of the Fiber Broadband Industry: Gary Bolton, CEO Fiber Broadband Association

Video 4: Wireless, Smart Cities and Utility Poles

Jeff Gavlinski, Global Vice President of Telecom & Wireless Associations, Plume Design; Chris Fisher, Partner, Cuddy & Feder and Board of Director, New York State Wireless Association; Ali Mohammed, Sr. Director of Digital Innovation and Transformation, New York Power Authority; William Acee, Mayor, Village of Sherburne

Many Thanks to our Broadband Collaborative

Shane Butler, Chairperson for Southern Tier Broadband Collaborative

Broome: Beth Lucas, Director, Broome County Planning Department; Brendan O’Bryan, Director of Community & Economic Development, The Agency; Tom Guillon, Manager of IT Services, Broome – Tioga BOCES; Sarah Glose, Director of Economic Development, City of Binghamton

Chenango: Shane Butler, Director, Chenango County Department of Planning & Airport Administrator; Kerri Green, President & CEO, Commerce Chenango

Cortland: Beau Harbin, Legislator, Cortland County; Trisha Jesset, Director of Planning, Cortland County Planning Department

Delaware: Shelly Johnson Bennett, Director of Planning; Evan Bowker, Economic Development Specialist, Delaware County Economic Development

Otsego: Tammie Harris, Director of Planning, Otsego County Planning Department; Jody Zakrevsky, CEO, Otsego Now

Schoharie: Shane Nickle, AICP, Senior Planner/Lead Supervisor, Schoharie County Office of Community Development Services; Julie Pacatte, Executive Director, Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp (SEEC)

Tioga: Elaine Jardine, County Planning Director, Tioga County Department of Economic Development & Planning LeeAnn Tinney, Director, Tioga County Department of Economic Development & Planning

Tompkins: Kurt Anderson, Director of Development and Strategy, Ithaca Area Economic Development; Nick Helmholdt, Principal Planner/Tourism Program Director, Tompkins County Planning & Sustainability Katie Borgella, Commissioner of Planning & Sustainability, Tompkins County

Keep in Touch!

The Broadband Collaborative continues to meet on a bimonthly basis to assess, advocate, plan and pursue infrastructure buildouts for remaining underserved areas across the Southern Tier and strengthen current networks for economic development growth. 

Enjoy these presentations and check our website and my LinkedIn for updates!




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