Jason Longenecker has spent over 15 years supporting the telecommunications industry. He enjoys using his talents in information technologies, geographic information systems, and business process improvements to develop solutions that benefit community broadband providers. Jason has been a project manager at New Light Technologies (NLT) for over 12 years, supporting numerous clients such as FEMA, Esri, and DC-Net, the DC Government municipal broadband program. He also founded Utility LINE, a GIS-based tool used to map, track, analyze, report on, and manage telecommunications operational support systems.
At FEMA, Jason managed a multi-million dollar program that supports FEMA’s Geospatial Intelligence Units throughout the country by providing staff, equipment, training, data, and enterprise GIS applications. Over the last six years, Jason has managed a home-grown spatial and network application for 50+ users at DC-Net.
In the last year, Jason has begun sharing his complementing GIS and telecom experiences with the broadband community through the Utility LINE blog and in a May/June 2016 article entitled “DIY Fiber Mapping,” published in Broadband Communities Magazine.