Tony Wihelm

Vice President of Government-Supported Programs

Tony Wilhelm works with AFFINITI customers to maximize their E-rate and Telehealth experience through strong public-private partnerships. Prior to joining AFFINITI in 2014, Tony was Chief of Staff of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration where he led, among other things, the Agency’s broadband programs and helped spearhead the ConnectED initiative, to ensure that 99 percent of students receive ultra-fast broadband connections in their classrooms and libraries within five years.

Formerly, Dr. Wilhelm was an executive in the Universal Service Administrative Company’s E-rate Program where he led efforts to successfully streamline the application process. Dr. Wilhelm has also been an executive in private philanthropy, including as vice president for programs at the Benton Foundation.

He earned his Ph.D. in public policy from the Claremont Graduate University’s School for Politics and Economics in Claremont, California and his M.A. and B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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  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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