Joanne Hovis - Participant

Joanne Hovis is President of CTC Technology & Energy and a recognized expert in communications policy at the federal, state, and local levels. She has extensive experience as a broadband business consultant working for the public interest. She has developed public–private partnerships on behalf of numerous public sector networks, and provides communities with guidance on the structures, business models, and financing opportunities available for broadband development. As a longtime advocate for the interests of local communities in communications policy, she has testified before Congress and the FCC and has been widely published and featured as a speaker on topics related to building broadband at the local and state levels. She is the co-author of “Facilitating Broadband Construction,” reporting on gigabit-capable networks, that was recently featured in Broadband Communities magazine. In addition, she is a co-author of a new report titled “The Art of the Possible: An Overview of Public Broadband Options,” in conjunction with New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI).

Joanne serves on the Boards of Directors of OneCommunity and the Benton Foundation and is immediate past president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). She represents local government on the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition.

Joanne received her juris doctor, with honors, from the University of Chicago law school. She is a member (inactive) of the bars of Illinois and the District of Columbia.



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