Our Experience.

With over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry, Casco Bay Advisors, LLC, specializes in developing strategic plans to establish new fiber optic networks and stimulate growth in existing networks, provides interim management in the areas of general management, network planning, engineering, operations, business development and sales & marketing; as well as process improvement. We focus on assisting telecommunications service providers, government and municipally funded middle-mile and last-mile broadband networks, with emphasis on un-served or under-served areas in rural markets. 


Brian Lippold

Brian Lippold is Principal of Casco Bay Advisors, LLC, a firm specializing in developing strategic plans, interim management and process improvement for service providers, government and municipally funded middle-mile and last-mile broadband networks in rural areas.  Prior to establishing Casco Bay Advisors, LLC, Brian served as EVP/COO of Integra Telecom, a Portland, Oregon based competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) providing fiber-based services across the western third of the United States.  Over the course of his 30 years in the telecommunications service provider industry, Brian has held key executive leadership roles, including; SVP Network Planning & Engineering at FairPoint Communications for the States of Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine acquired from Verizon, and also built and led FairPoint’s Business, Government and Wholesale sales channels across northern New England.  Brian was also SVP of State Government, Research & Higher Education sales at Level 3 Communications, VP Carrier Services at TelCove and General Manager of Kansas, Oklahoma & Missouri for TelCove.  Brian’s early telecom career was devoted to various engineering and operations leadership roles within the long distance industry.