Broadband mapping pioneer, Michael Byrne, joins Conexon as vice
Broadband mapping pioneer, Michael Byrne, joins Conexon as vice president, Information Technology
Byrne brings a wealth of expertise to Conexon and its electric co-op clients, with more than 25 years of geospatial design, analysis and implementation experience in the private and public sectors. He served as the first Geographic Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a role in which he led the creation of the first-ever National Broadband Map, an interactive and searchable online map showing broadband availability nationwide, in many cases in block-by-block detail.
This game-changing tool produced a never-before-available clear and accurate picture of the national broadband footprint – where providers offered broadband technologies such as dsl, cable and fiber, along with available speeds. Just as important, the map also revealed broadband gaps, an invaluable resource for the FCC in accurately determining the locations without providers or technology to deliver broadband. Byrne's work in this area helped form the foundation of the Connect America Fund (CAF)...