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David Espinoza

David joined Valley Vision in 2020 as Project Leader of Innovation & Infrastructure to support efforts of the Connected Capital Area Broadband Consortium (CCABC) to reduce the Digital Divide in the Capital Region and to work collaboratively with partners and internet ecosystem stakeholders in broadband, technology and innovation projects for the benefit of residents, communities, businesses and community anchor institutions.

Professional Experience

David’s pursuit to reduce the Digital Divide incorporates conducting multi-disciplinary (technology, economics, business, regulation and policy) data-driven analysis to bring ubiquitous, high-speed and reliable internet services to unserved and underserved areas. His work includes working in multi-stakeholder environments (public and private) to develop and implement cost-efficient, sustainable, scalable and replicable models for expanding internet services to residential, business and industrial areas.

David has conducted design and engineering cost analysis of broadband networks for rural environments using fiber optics and wireless technologies; including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for deploying broadband networks in the lower Stratosphere. His past work in technology also includes designing wireless routers in the ISM band, electro-optical modulators for satellite communications, and WiFi-based networks for in-flight aircraft environments. David has also conducted regulation and policy analysis and generated recommendations for universal service agencies on subsidies, spectrum availability, and internet access and adoption. Additionally he has worked with local governments to develop and implement strategic master broadband plans and policies to reduce barriers for infrastructure deployments. In telecommunications business, David has worked with internet service providers (ISPs) and municipalities to assess strategic projects to expand broadband service to unserved and underserved areas using private, public and public-private-partnership investments. He has generated technology and business roadmaps for next generation passive optical networks (PON) to forecast competitive industry environments, and carried out technology, business and policy assessment for telecommunication companies to entering international markets.

Dr. Espinoza has conducted research in telecommunications and the Digital Divide and his publications in journals and conference proceedings include topics in broadband technologies and policies for rural areas, tele-health networks and adoption, and opto-electronic devices.

Affiliations and Awards

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Doctorate Dissertation under a Google Research Grant

Master Thesis under a National Science Foundation Grant

Education

Ph.D. in Telecommunications – University of Colorado at Boulder

M.E. in Engineering Management – University of Colorado at Boulder

M.S. in Telecommunications – University of Colorado at Boulder

B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering – Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Interests

Hikes, watching wildlife, Toastmasters Club, science fiction and historical movies, exploring traditional folklore, music, dances and food from different cultures, and listening to inspirational classical music.