Broadband Consulting

Closing Broadband Gaps Across America

Reliable and affordable internet is critical, yet millions of households in America lack access to broadband services. Tilson supports broadband expansion, adoption, and digital equity across the country by working with public and private sector community leaders and stakeholders to plan, design, and maintain viable and cost-effective broadband networks. Our experienced team will lead you through the full broadband implementation process to meet your goals and community interests.

Tilson is developing and implementing grant programs for the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council totaling around $140 million. Learn how Tilson is helping to extend broadband access to residents of West Virginia. Read the case study.

Comprehensive Consulting Services

From the planning, design, and engineering to the installation and management of broadband networks, our consultants work with policymakers, states and localities, service providers, and community-based organizations to guarantee a broadband network investment that serves the unique needs of your community, today and in the future.

Planning & Program Design

Tilson partners with state broadband offices to handle all stages of planning, application development, implementation, and reporting for broadband projects that improve and expand local internet connectivity. Our experts ensure you make the most of available funding opportunities such as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program (BEAD), and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to bring digital equity and high-speed internet to your communities.

Digital Equity Planning & Implementation

Tilson’s consultants are closing America’s digital divide. Along with navigating and delivering on the requirements of the Digital Equity Act, our research and data into the barriers to equitable broadband access drives the planning and implementation of state broadband programs. From network design and deployment to access to devices and digital literacy, Tilson provides a holistic approach to digital equity.

Grant Applications Review

Our capable team helps administer complex grant programs, ensuring program criteria are defined, understood, and applied during the grant application phase of your broadband project. By partnering with states and local organizations, we drive peak engagement and participation in grant programs while also scoring and recommending projects that meet the needs of the state and underlying program initiatives.

Feasibility Studies

Specializing in the planning, design, building, and maintenance of broadband networks, Tilson is uniquely positioned to guide your community through the complex landscape of broadband funding and network development. We take the time to understand your current and future needs to create strategic and actionable roadmaps that guarantee a successful broadband initiative. Our consultants identify funding and partnership opportunities to bring you meaningful and impactful broadband programs.

Post Award Consulting

Monitoring and evaluation of awarded projects is critical to ensure work is progressing as expected and connectivity goals are being met. Tilson has the expertise and experience to make sure the deployment of your network matches your design. Through a tested process of reviews, acceptance testing, field audits, and sampling, Tilson ensures your broadband network is built to meet the needs of residents and businesses.

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