Jeff Sobotka, Vice President and State Broadband Director, Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)
The ACA is working to expand the state's digital infrastructure statewide to improve the economy and quality of life of today’s Arizonans. As Broadband Director, Jeff is responsible for strategically managing relationships with state government agencies, local leaders, telecommunications carriers, federal communications policymakers, and nonprofits to advance the expansion of Broadband statewide. Jeff is coordinating broadband development activities in partnership with local communities, state and local government stakeholders, and the private sector to streamline regulatory hurdles and maximizes strategic broadband funding for Arizona. Jeff has 25 years in telecom having worked for ILECs, CLECs, WISPs and Cellular Carriers.
Paul Fleming, COO & Vice President of Wecom Inc. and Data-Max Wireless
WeCom is the recipient of $1,666,438.00 Re-Connect grant to serve Peach Springs, AZ. Wecom Inc. started as a small telecommunications business in 1958. We offer 8 major services across 6 industries throughout the Southwestern United States, primarily serving Arizona and Nevada. Wecom Industries include: Fiber Optic/Microwave Ethernet and Internet IP Networks, Tower Construction, Tower Site Leasing, Cellular and LTE Construction Services, Two-Way Radio and Radio Dispatch, TV Translator and Public Broadcast