Tom Larsen

Larsen has drawn the respect of local, state and federal regulators as well as those who reside in the communities Mediacom faithfully serves. Larsen’s carefully crafted connections are paying off with Iowa awarding Mediacom $19.2 million in October as part of the state’s Empower Rural Broadband Grant Program. With that funding, Mediacom will build a fiber network covering 1,829 locations in Mahaska County. An election year means it is an even busier season for Larsen, and he guided Mediacom’s partnership with the Des Moines Register and NBC News on the Iowa Poll in the lead-up to the 2024 Iowa caucuses.

My prediction for the $42 billion BEAD program: BEAD will get off to a very slow and ineffective start in states that prioritize red tape over actual fiber construction.

What celebrity would you hire for your company? University of Iowa star Caitlin Clark. Our brands were forever tied together when she set the all-time women’s college basketball scoring record from the Mediacom logo on the court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Favorite way to de-stress? Working in my garden

Biggest takeaway from the Hollywood strikes? Rushed reality shows are no substitute for quality scripted content.

If you were a social media influencer, what product would you peddle? Laundry detergent sheets. They are the best invention to come out of Canada since poutine!

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