TFI Communications Technology Conference

Speaker

Mike Wilson 

Vice President of Sales and Consulting Services, CostQuest Associates

TFI Conference Speaker: Mike Wilson, Vice President, CostQuest

Mr. Wilson is Vice President of Sales and Consulting Services for CostQuest Associates. Mr. Wilson focuses his consulting efforts in the areas of rural telecommunications policy, universal service funding, interconnection, and operational analysis for wireless, competitive, and incumbent local carriers.

Prior to joining CostQuest, Mr. Wilson worked at Western Wireless/Alltel. He managed Wireless Interconnection, focusing on carrier negotiations and reducing Cost of Service for Alltel’s wireless business unit. Prior to Alltel’s merger with Western Wireless, his work was related to Universal Service Funding. Mr. Wilson worked to align the organization, in terms of operational compliance, with Federal and State regulations related to USF. He also worked on enforcement of carrier obligations related to intercarrier compensation and Local Number Portability for Western Wireless.

In his 8+ years with Western Wireless Mr. Wilson also worked within the Finance and Marketing groups, managing a group of Business Intelligence Analysts. 

Mr. Wilson also worked at AT&T Wireless/McCaw from 1994 to 1997 as an Analyst in the Messaging Division.
Mr. Wilson has served as an expert and fact witness for intercarrier compensation proceedings in the State of South Dakota (SDPUC), and as an expert witness for proceedings in the State of Montana (PSC) and South Dakota for Universal Service Funding and Local Number Portability matters. He also co-authored papers written in support of policy positions regarding USF High-Cost funding.

Mr. Wilson currently leads CostQuest’s Broadband Mapping Program under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce (NTIA).