Don Johnson

President, Partner
Inspire Wi-Fi

 

Don Johnson is an Industry-leading broadband solutions consultant, asset broker, and investor who has specialized in cable, internet, voice, and security services and negotiations for residential communities and commercial properties for over 35 years. He is co-founder of Paradigm Broadband Group, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. He is a principal at Inspire WiFi and has also owned and operated many cable systems.

Johnson was part of the original team that launched DirecTV’s national multi-dwelling unit (MDU) campaign, cocreating and implementing the first direct broadcast satellite launch into the MDU market. His business unit at DirecTV now serves over 2.5 million subscribers.

He also developed video service bundling strategies and launched marketing campaigns for two regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) and dozens of Incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs). In 1998, he co-founded ParaComm, a private cable operator (at the time, the nation’s largest master system operator for DirecTV), providing digital video services to over 22,000 residences in the multifamily housing market, while managing 50 private DBS providers (system operators) for DirecTV, representing 120,000 video subscribers.

Today, he leads Inspire WiFi, and has cultivated a state-of-the-art broadband service package, designed to deliver a superior customer experience at the most affordable prices in the Industry. His team of Inspire WiFi Guys (the I-Guys) offer cloud-managed WiFi platforms including data-management software (Bluetooth heat mapping, social-distance measuring, contact tracing and video monitoring solutions), advanced IoT from locks to lights to smart appliances, as well as video streaming services, with voice services (VOIP) coming soon.

Johnson lives in central Florida with his wife of 33 years. They have three daughters and a son. He enjoys golfing, boating, rock concerts, and spending time with his family and friends.

September 27-30, 2021

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