- Digital Ecosystem
- Programs & Clients
As President and co-founder of Gigabit Squared, Mark Ansboury works closely with communities, stakeholders and broadband providers to visualize, create and implement Open Source Digital Economic Development and Open Network strategies.
Ansboury’s strength is that he is equally adept and comfortable at engineering and conceptualizing as he is at implementing a community-based broadband network strategy.
He has developed multi-stakeholder Open Network Architectures for communities that include public and private strategies, creating broadband-based economic and social opportunities. His philosophy of embracing and planning for the digital future has led communities to re-think and re-shape their economic and community development processes to include conceptualization, financing and implementation of digital broadband programs that provide growth opportunities for both the public and private sectors.
Ansboury has 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry where he has served as both an entrepreneur and senior manager. He has acted in leading roles for technology consultancies and broadband service providers, managing technical, operational, business development and finance.
He has served as President of HealthNet; Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of One Community (Northeast Ohio Comprehensive Community Infrastructure); Founding Partner and Director for Clear Data Communications, ITECH Partners and NGT Partners, LLC; and Director of Telecommunications for The State of Texas Department of Information. His work in business development and capitalization strategy has led to over $1 billion in new capital for his businesses, and he has facilitated acquisitions and mergers of over 20 companies.
He is a regular international speaker on broadband issues, and has served on the U.S. Broadband Coalition, Ohio Middle Mile Consortium, the Board of Northeast Ohio Regional Health Information Exchange, and the Board of Case Western Reserve University Regional Extension Center. He was the 2009 Regional Award Winner (Ohio) for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hawaii Pacific College and a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. He also served in the U.S. Navy, specializing in electrical engineering, communications and cryptology.
Areas of expertise:
• Information system strategy
• Broadband development
• Business development
• Sales and marketing
• Mergers and acquisitions