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Joanne Hovis


CTC Technology and Energy


Joanne Hovis is a nationally recognized authority on broadband markets and on the evolving role of public–private partnerships in the provision of communications services to the public. For more than 20 years, she has overseen all client relationships and directed consulting services related to strategic planning, business modeling, and financial analysis for CTC’s hundreds of clients nationwide.

Joanne leads the CTC teams that advise the states of Connecticut, New Mexico; the cities of Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.; and the statewide broadband networks in Colorado, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. She also leads CTC’s consulting on federal funding programs such as E-Rate, the Connect America Fund Phase II, and the Healthcare Connect Fund.

She has testified before Congress on rural broadband and the digital divide, and has provided expert presentations to the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, and other national organizations.

Joanne is CEO of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) and a member of the boards of directors of the Benton Foundation, Consumer Reports, and the Fiber Broadband Association. She is a former president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA).

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