Ted B. Osborn

SVP Strategy & Regulatory Affairs
Nextlink Internet


Ted Osborn leads Strategy and Regulatory Affairs for Nextlink, an Internet Service Provider to commercial, enterprise, and rural residential markets in Texas and Oklahoma.  Founded in 2012, Nextlink has a dedicated staff of 250 people serving 30,000 accounts with advanced broadband and voice subscription services. The company is self-financed with risk-based capital to execute its organic growth strategy.  Under its parent company, AMG Technologies Investment Group, LLC, Nextlink was recently awarded $281 million in subsidies through the FCC Connect America Fund to offer service to rural communities across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois.

Mr. Osborn has a broad background in technology and Internet communications starting at IBM where he guided his clients on business process reengineering activities.

Ted is the former co-founder and president of Mesa Networks, Inc., a rural fixed wireless ISP created to provide broadband services to unserved residential and commercial markets. Mesa was ranked the 7th largest fixed wireless service provider in the U.S., an Honoree of INC 5000 and Entrepreneur for achieving 426% revenue growth over three years.

Ted also serves as the managing director at WISP Partners to consult for clients on strategy development, public/private financings, mergers & acquisitions, and exit planning for entrepreneurs. He currently serves the Gerson Lehrman Group as subject matter expert on rural broadband to support investment decisions for global investment banking and private equity firms. Ted also serves the FCC Committee on behalf of the Wireless Internet Service Provider Association (WISPA) where he is active with advocacy efforts for innovative spectrum policy and public subsidy initiatives.


April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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