On-Site Training and Consultations
Contact: 608-262-2394; email@example.com
Service available: Personal consultation
Areas of Expertise: Telecommunications policy and regulation, Internet utilization
About the consultation
Municipal cable TV franchise oversight: franchise renewals; transfer of ownership; consumer protection; additional franchises, internet use, telecommunication economics.
Who can benefit
Local government officials, attorneys, telecommunications providers, internet businesses.
About this consultant
Dr. Barry Orton is Professor of Telecommunications in the Department of Professional Development and Applied Studies, Division of Continuing Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a veteran consultant to cable television franchising authorities, and specializes in telecommunications planning and public opinion research in addition to broadband policy and regulation.
Barry Orton was a founder of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, the professional organization of local telecommunications regulators. He directs the UW-Madison's outreach seminars and consulting service in local cable franchise administration and is on the Board of Contributors of the legal newsletter Cable TV and New Media Law and Finance and the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Municipal Telecommunications.
In addition, Professor Orton has been active in teaching professionals how to utilize the Internet.
Dr. Orton's PhD and Masters are from Rutgers in Urban and Regional Planning, he also has a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University. Before joining the UW faculty in 1980, he was on the Rutgers faculty in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Organizations that have sponsored consulting
- Wisconsin Department of Justice
- Milwaukee Regional Telecommunications Commission
- Wisconsin Hospital Association
- City of Milwaukee