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Your partner in building resilient, connected communities.

Reliable, affordable broadband connectivity has proven vital to the health, safety, and quality of life in the modern community, during good times and bad. Tilson's core mission is to build communications and information infrastructure that reaches all Americans, partnering with public and private sector community leadership to plan, design, build, and maintain sustainable and cost-effective broadband networks.

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Broadband Consulting

At all stages of the broadband deployment lifecycle, our experienced and multidisciplinary consultants will leverage Tilson's nationally-scaled internal resources to maximize the value your community derives from its network investment.

  • State program design and management
  • Network design and engineering
  • Municipal support 
  • Financial consulting
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Compliance and regulatory advisory
  • Grantee technical assistance and field auditing
  • Demand analysis and community outreach

Our experienced consultants have multidisciplinary industry knowledge and a deep understanding of networks. Tilson's broadband consulting team can lead you through the full broadband implementation lifecycle and provide best-in-class consulting from start to finish, tailored to meet and exceed your project goals. 

 

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Service and infrastructure analysis in Methow Valley, WA, where Tilson's broadband consulting teams developed a comprehensive High Level Network design to address service gaps and meet state broadband policy goals of providing affordable and reliable 150 Mbps symmetrical service. Read more:

Tilson Assists Methow Valley Broadband Action Teams to Strategically Fund & Plan for Improved Coverage.

Tilson Provides Broadband Consulting Services to Execute $500 million New York Broadband Program. 

Tilson Guides Mass Broadband 123, Bringing Critical Broadband Access to Western Massachusetts.

 

Design, Build, and Deployment

As a leading national network design, construction, and operating firm for mid-to-large sized networks, Tilson’s high-performing technology project teams take on the largest and most impactful information infrastructure projects in the country. Our teams cover all aspects of network deployment construction including:

  • Fiber (FTTx)

  • Small cell and macro wireless

  • Tower services

  • In-building coverage

  • Utility network services

We also offer infrastructure ownership and lease-back services, which provide siting flexibility and relieve our clients of up-front capex investment and long-term maintenance.

 

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Operations and Maintenance

Tilson offers the operations and maintenance support needed to keep your networks running and secure. We service all components of traditional macros sites, stealth installations, small cell, iDAS, and oDAS sites to not only get networks back up and running after an outage, but prevent outages in the first place. 

With Tilson’s network operations center (NOC), you can ensure that your network is being monitored and managed 24/7. Outsourcing your NOC also provides the following benefits:

  • Reduction in operating cost
  • Reduced downtime
  • Protection from network attacks
  • Real-time reporting

 

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Tilson's teams complete maintenance on a fiber network in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more about our national footprint.

 

 

 


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LEADERSHIP

Josh Broder

Josh Broder

Chief Executive Officer

Joshua Broder serves as CEO of Tilson, which under his leadership, has grown from less than 10 employees to over 550, earning a top spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the past ten years. He is also the founder of Tilson’s public utility affiliate, which develops, owns, and leases back 5G infrastructure including poles, towers, dark fiber and neutral host indoor and outdoor wireless networks nationwide. Josh cut his teeth in leadership as an Army Signal Officer on missions in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan designing, building and operating the communications network for US forces. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and is a graduate of AT&T’s Operation Hand Salute at JFK University with a certificate in entrepreneurial studies. Josh is currently serving a gubernatorial appointment as the co-chair of Maine’s economic recovery committee, is on the board of Versant Power, VETRO Fibermap, Kleinschmidt associates, and Skowhegan Savings Bank.

Kelly Brewer

Kelly Brewer

Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Brewer serves as Chief Operating Officer for Tilson, leading a world-class team of more than 500 professionals who are designing, building and maintaining the most advanced network infrastructure for private, public, utility and government clients across the country. Prior to COO, Kelly led Tilson’s Telecom division, an industry leader in innovation and technologically advanced deployment methods. Brewer joined Tilson in 2011, where she established and led Tilson’s self-performing tower construction and engineering divisions serving wireline, wireless and utility customers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Construction Management from USM and an MBA from Mississippi State University.

Andy Spurgeon

Andy Spurgeon

VP, Strategy & Business Development

Andy Spurgeon is responsible for Tilson’s revenue generation strategy and business development activities. Previously, Andy served as Chief of Operations for broadband programs at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), with responsibilities spanning grant evaluation and oversight, data analytics, broadband technical assistance, and the implementation of the National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM). Andy has held several leadership roles with start-up technology companies in the telecommunications and cloud computing industries. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Jay Ford

Jay Ford

Director of Government & Institutional Consulting

Jay Ford is the Director of Government and Institutional Consulting at Tilson. He is responsible for providing software development, consulting, and IT project leadership services to Government and select private industry clients. Jay started his career with Tilson 10 years ago as a member of the software development team and has held various consultant and management positions before taking on his current leadership role. Jay proudly serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for Organ and Tissue Donation in his home state of Maine and frequently volunteers with New England Donor Services.

Joshua Broder serves as CEO of Tilson, which under his leadership, has grown from less than 10 employees to over 550, earning a top spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the past ten years. He is also the founder of Tilson’s public utility affiliate, which develops, owns, and leases back 5G infrastructure including poles, towers, dark fiber and neutral host indoor and outdoor wireless networks nationwide. Josh cut his teeth in leadership as an Army Signal Officer on missions in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan designing, building and operating the communications network for US forces. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and is a graduate of AT&T’s Operation Hand Salute at JFK University with a certificate in entrepreneurial studies. Josh is currently serving a gubernatorial appointment as the co-chair of Maine’s economic recovery committee, is on the board of Versant Power, VETRO Fibermap, Kleinschmidt associates, and Skowhegan Savings Bank.

Kelly Brewer serves as Chief Operating Officer for Tilson, leading a world-class team of more than 500 professionals who are designing, building and maintaining the most advanced network infrastructure for private, public, utility and government clients across the country. Prior to COO, Kelly led Tilson’s Telecom division, an industry leader in innovation and technologically advanced deployment methods. Brewer joined Tilson in 2011, where she established and led Tilson’s self-performing tower construction and engineering divisions serving wireline, wireless and utility customers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Construction Management from USM and an MBA from Mississippi State University.

Andy Spurgeon is responsible for Tilson’s revenue generation strategy and business development activities. Previously, Andy served as Chief of Operations for broadband programs at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), with responsibilities spanning grant evaluation and oversight, data analytics, broadband technical assistance, and the implementation of the National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM). Andy has held several leadership roles with start-up technology companies in the telecommunications and cloud computing industries. Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Jay Ford is the Director of Government and Institutional Consulting at Tilson. He is responsible for providing software development, consulting, and IT project leadership services to Government and select private industry clients. Jay started his career with Tilson 10 years ago as a member of the software development team and has held various consultant and management positions before taking on his current leadership role. Jay proudly serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for Organ and Tissue Donation in his home state of Maine and frequently volunteers with New England Donor Services.

Our Expertise

Our experts have multidisciplinary industry knowledge and a deep understanding of networks. Tilson's national teams are prepared to lead you through the full broadband implementation lifecycle.

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