About Leverage Broadband Strategies

Leverage Broadband Strategies represents a new era for Leverage Cable Consulting, which began in 2011 when our founder Cheryl Summers saw the need that small and mid-sized telecom companies had for a true partner and advocate in the ever-changing broadband and video landscape. In a sea of streaming platforms and telecom giants, Leverage Broadband Strategies partners with existing independent operators and greenfield broadband entrants to level the playing field.

We believe that independent telecommunications operators, broadband providers, and cable companies like you benefit from the same level of expertise afforded your larger competitors. Our mission is to arm you with the top-tier tools and expertise you need to excel in an ever-evolving industry and promote broadband connectivity around the world. Our vision is a world in which every independent provider has the guidance and perspective they need to connect all people, everywhere.

We can’t wait to become a part of your team.

Comprised of industry veterans, our team knows that staying competitive takes resources. Whether you need actionable data about your subscribers, support through a merger or acquisition, guidance in prepping for a system sale, help negotiating contracts with content providers, advice on entering a new market or repackaging products and offerings, or someone to take over your content management entirely, we bring expertise to your team without the expense.

An Approved Service Provider of the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Leverage Broadband Strategies works with clients from small telecom firms to electric co-ops to independent cable providers. Some of the companies we’ve served include TDS Telecommunications, Ritter Communications, GTA TeleGuam, and more. With over 40 years combined experience as programming directors, product developers, account executives, contract negotiators, operations directors, and technical coordinators, we are focused on helping you adapt to and thrive in the modern telecom space.

Above all, we are your partner. Our process is anchored in getting to know and understand your company the same way your executive team does. We are not in the sales business, and we are more than consultants. Your goals become our goals. Let’s talkWe can’t wait to become a part of your team.

Feedback from our clients:

“Leverage has its own fan club inside the company at all levels and departments.”

– Robert Haulbrook, Former CEO, GTA Teleguam

“The complexity and intensity of video content negotiation has become a battlefield of sorts in recent years. There is a great amount at stake on both sides of the table. And ‘leverage’ is the perfect word to describe the environment. In getting to know and work with Cheryl, I’m confident that all medium to small cable companies and video providers should work with her. She knows how to negotiate contracts and ensure that her customers are getting the best deals possible. I’m not sure why a smaller company or emerging company without fully dedicated resources wouldn’t want to have that assurance. Her company, Leverage, is uniquely positioned in their segment.”

– Dave Beasley, Telecommunications Consultant

“I initially had concerns about what I was going to pay Leverage, but they’re going to pay me back 10X or more.”

Steve Bandy, General Manager, OzarksGo. a telecommunications subsidiary of Ozarks Electric Cooperative

“Leverage made our team stronger by coming up with a detailed strategic plan. Leverage complements the other engineering firms that we currently have. They created operational efficiency and helped our VPs and managers create the mission to continue forward.

South Central Connect wanted to connect our community with broadband.

Leverage Broadband Strategies connected us with the expertise to make this happen.

– Colby Wells, CEO, South Central Connect powered by South Central Electric Cooperative

“The folks at Leverage have a wealth of experience of understanding the nuances of programming contracts, especially NCTC Agreements. They are able to help members navigate the complicated terms of programming agreements as well.”

– Frank Hughes, NCTC
“The Leverage Broadband Strategies team is conscientious, proactive, and knowledgeable. They are our strategic partners and consultants—and by outsourcing specific functions to them, our team has time to focus on mission-critical objectives.”
– James Campbell, CFO of Inter Mountain Cable and Gearheart Broadband

Ready to talk? Contact us to see how Leverage Broadband Strategies can support your broadband business.

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