Tom Asp, Principal Engineer and Analyst

Tom Asp specializes in evaluating connectivity (voice, video, and data) options and recommending effective solutions for clients throughout the United States. He holds more than 25 years of experience as an engineer and analyst in communications and public power systems. His experience includes electric and telecommunication system design, network feasibility, evaluation of the financial impact of projects on operations, and provision of expert testimony.

Tom is recognized as an expert in evaluating and offering recommendations regarding municipal broadband communications systems. In the areas of Distribution Automation (DA), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), mobile radio, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Tom has assisted municipal utilities and public power cooperatives with extensive evaluative and design services. Further experience includes preparing connectivity feasibility studies for municipal networks, including economic analysis, market assessment, technology review, vendor analysis, and business plan development.

He also has significant experience in the communications industry, including as vice president of client relations at a leading national AMI/Smart Grid equipment vendor. He has worked in the areas of cellular, cable TV, broadband, and mobile radio, including as a product manager in the Cellular Mobile Telephone, Automatic Meter Reading, and Distribution Automation industries. He has been actively involved with telecommunication market research and feasibility analysis for over a decade, both with CTC and previously, with Virchow Krause (Baker Tilley).