David Sandel returns to discuss the State of the Gigabit Nation.David is an accomplished executive architect focused on the planning and the execution of Smart or Gigabit City initiatives. As President of Sandel Associates. David and his team work with cities, community organizations and technology providers to develop plans to accelerate the development of their Smart or Gigabit City initative. In this regard, David has served as an advisor to the Google Fiber Mayors Bi-state Innovation Team MBIT and Mid-America Regional Council MARC of Kansas City and was also the co-author of Playing to Win – the Kansas City Google Fiber Playbook.David received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he also attended graduate school. He has also served on a variety of state and local government economic development councils as well as regional and entrepreneurial planning boards.