The most critical differentiator between NEO and its counterparts is simple – while they are working on paper with the theoretical – NEO applies our real-world business experience operating our own broadband networks to your efforts.


We start the “master planning” approach by speaking with stakeholders and gathering information on the community, its key attributes, , existing services and service providers. We conduct on-the-ground meetings and uncover assets and opportunities others would not think to look for.

Financial Planning

NEO’s team is able to uncover the financial challenges and help you overcome them, be it by negotiating with asset owners, finding in-kind donations, or uncovering grants and funding sources.

Understand the Landscape

Mapping existing fiber, households and provider information is critical to understanding your community’s current needs and our team is steeped in GIS-mapping know-how. NEO surveys households, businesses, and organizations to understand the current state of broadband within a community and the demand for services. During this data collection process NEO uncovers not only the gaps in coverage but also the areas where challenges are most significant and demand is highest.

Delivering a Bank-Ready Plan

Throughout the feasibility process, every possibility is examined through the eyes of our entrepreneurs. There are no one-size-fits-all models and a theoretical plan has never secured funding. By applying our real-world experience with your unique needs, demands, and opportunities, NEO delivers a broadband business plan and financial models that are banker-ready to secure funding.

Go-Forward Momentum

NEO will provide your community with a broadband roadmap to help your community move forward. Our hands-on experience delivers the most thorough approach to broadband planning, design, engineering and implementation. But even more importantly, NEO provides your initiative with the momentum, partnerships, and paths to funding that will blur the lines between planning and implementation.

Strategies and Implementation

Many communities don’t have the champions or resources needed to manage the implementation process. It is for these clients that NEO’s entrepreneurial spirit comes to bear as we go beyond feasibility, planning, and strategy development and manage the process by forming and negotiating partnerships, raising funding, negotiations, and project management.