Description: Provided management and expert guidance to Burlington (VT) Electric Department as it negotiated with carriers for pole access and evaluated its options to work with the embedded CATV company. Directed the procurement of an agreement to partner another firm to develop a new business to provide competitive telephone, data and Internet, and CATV services (the triple play) within the city. Supported negotiations with prospective vendors. Recommended a vendor and provided technical and management guidance to executive management as the business area developed.
Description: Expert witness for Burlington VT as it intervened with the Vermont Public Service Board to ensure that the city?s CATV provider?s certificate of public good was renewed only if suitable protections for the city were included. Issues addressed included CATV company?s operational performance and requiring open access of the CATV system for Internet service. Testified before the Public Service Board.