JANUARY 18th @1 PM EST
Presentation Summary: From basic communication to telehealth, content streaming, distance learning and remote work, broadband underpins almost every aspect of modern life. High-speed connectivity is no longer a luxury but an absolute necessity. Yet, as tribal communities are all too aware, the digital divide is real and difficult to bridge.
Join TribalWise, Telrad, AtLink and STS as they share their success at overcoming these longstanding connectivity challenges. Drawing on their joint experience working alongside communities like the Muscogee Nation in rural Oklahoma, they’ll discuss ways to bring reliable, affordable, high-performance Internet to previously undeserved areas.
- Samual T. Curtis P.E., Founder & CEO,Link Services, LLC: A licensed Professional Engineer with a solid 30 year background in telecommunications management, consulting, construction and engineering. Accomplishments include running a profitable construction/engineering firm as well as a Wireless Broadband Service Provider in Oklahoma. A mature and experienced business manager with experience in contract negotiations, wireless and wireline analysis, and business case creation. Mr. Curtis is the founder and CEO/Managing Member of Link Services, LLC and Specialty Telecommunications Services, LLC. Additionally, Mr. Curtis is the co-founder and co-Managing Member of RACK59 Partners, LLC. In his role at @Link he has grown the company to over $18MM in annual revenue serving over 15,600 customers in Oklahoma. Mr. Curtis has been involved with telecommunications for twenty-five years in engineering and management roles. Mr. Curtis firmly believes in creating leaders within his organizations. He is most proud of the people he works with and cultivates a sharing of knowledge which breeds innovation and solutions. Mr. Curtis received his Bachelors of Science in Physics/Engineering from the University of Centra
- Alex Freylekhman, VP of Sales, Telrad: Alex is a 20 year wireless industry veteran whose life mission is to make the world faster and more connected one network at a time. Alex oversees sales for Telrad throughout North America and works closely with the entire wireless ISP sector nationally. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science and spends most of his time helping rural communities solve their broadband challenges.