Finley has completed feasibility studies for clients, incorporating our years of experience in broadband to lead with strategic discussions, ensuring a comprehensive end product. Feasibility studies provide cost estimates, identify revenue streams, outline an implementation plan and examine financing options to implement each of the options identified in the study. Part of the feasibility study often includes a survey to learn the constituents’ interest in purchasing broadband services.
There are hundreds of options that could be studied but you can’t study them all. The key; gathering the right data and evaluating the right options. It is important to use an experienced partner when these studies are performed to make sure you are receiving the information that is most critical to acquire funding.
Southwest Electric Cooperative
Finley Engineering was brought in by Southwest Electric Cooperative to assist with a high level design and feasibility study to extend fiber to member locations as well as downline devices for areas of their network in conjunction with areas of potential CAF Phase II funding census blocks. Work was completed on time, within budget, and presented to the management team and Board of Directors.
White River Valley Electric Cooperative
White River Valley requested Finley Engineering’s expertise with a high level design and feasibility study to extend fiber to member locations as well as downline devices for a target area of their network. Work on this project was also completed on time, within budget, and presented to the management team and Board of Directors.
Pope County hired Finley Engineering and CCG Consulting to complete a Broadband Feasibility Study after being awarded a grant from the Blandin Foundation. Finley worked with the county, community members and potential broadband providers in the process, to provide a comprehensive study with multiple options. One of the area providers, Hanson Communications, further worked with Finley on their Border-to-Border grant to build out part of the area and was awarded their grant in November 2017.