We found an expert with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry who was also a professor of Economics at a prominent university. In his academic work, his primary areas of research were economics of networks and public utility regulation. He was experienced in analyzing the cost of providing telecommunications services to the public and highly knowledgeable of the FCC rate formula for conduit attachments and could analyze how the rate was implemented. Additionally, he had served as an outside consultant to the FCC and had analyzed the cost of placing conduits. Furthermore, he had wide knowledge of telecommunications history and could speak to the risks and costs of municipalities of placing conduits underground. Well respected in his field, he had served as an economist to state public utility organizations and had authored several publications on telecommunications economic issues related to pricing. Finally, he had been in expert witness in telecommunications matters and had prior testimony experience.