Mr. Asp earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas – St. Paul, MN. He has more than 35 years of experience in communication planning and business development for electric cooperative and public power systems. He is recognized as a nationwide expert in evaluating and offering recommendations regarding electric utility broadband communications systems. Tom has been actively involved with broadband market research, network feasibility analysis, broadband system design, and the preparation of financial statements and quantitative business plan analysis for electric cooperative, municipal, and public power clients for more 20 years. He also has extensive experience presenting to utility leadership, conducting needs assessment interviews, and facilitating stakeholder sessions.