Mark T. Ansboury

Rick Usher

Assistant City Manager
Kansas City

I am the City Manager's liaison to the City Council's Special Committee on Small Business. In this capacity, I am working with City Departments and our private sector partners to establish a business-friendly customer service culture in City Hall. You can view our efforts online at

In March 2010, I facilitated the public-private GoogleKC coalition's response to Google's Fiber for Communities RFI. I lead the City's negotiations with Google and in May 2011, Kansas City, Missouri joined our sister city, Kansas City, Kansas, as the first Google Fiber Communities. I am now the City's Single Point of Contact managing the deployment technical committee and participating in collaborative community efforts to ensure the successful deployment, implementation and use of the Google Fiber network. Contact the Google Fiber Team at

I am the Single Point of Contact relative to the City's agreement with Time Warner Cable. Contact Time Warner Cable at

Additionally, I am responsible for expediting downtown development; reducing delays resulting from working with various jurisdictions; accelerating construction and completion of downtown improvements; ensuring that downtown organizations are adhering to directives and policies as agreed upon with the City; serving as master facilitator, action plan coordinator and resource expert; and, evaluating existing program effectiveness and developing new plans to improve initiatives.

Specialties: Public private partnerships

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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Here's a glance at last year's Summit.

Look who you'll meet at the Summit

  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
*Includes Telcos - Private, CLECs, ILECs; Cable Operators; Wireless Broadband Operators, Property Managers, Developers, Owners, REITs, Universities, Colleges
  Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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