About BroadbandNow's Team

Who We Are and What We're Building

BroadbandNow is a website that helps consumers find and compare Internet service providers in their area. When we’re describing it to friends and family, we usually say: "it’s like Kayak for Internet service."

To make sure our data is up-to-date, we crunch millions of rows of data every year from public and private datasets and manually collect tens of thousands of data points from providers. All this data allows us to build the most accurate public Internet service database online.

For more information on what makes us tick, see the BroadbandNow mission statement, or visit our broadband data page for a peek under the hood.

THE TEAM BEHIND BROADBANDNOW

Also known as the dream team
Tyler Cooper Bio

Tyler Cooper

Editor in Chief, BroadbandNow

Tyler Cooper is the Editor-in-chief at BroadbandNow. BroadbandNow and its analytics arm, BroadbandNow Research, cover social, economic and political issues related to broadband technology such as digital inclusion, municipal broadband, telecom legislation, emerging technologies and the impact of broadband on everyday life.

Tyler has more than a decade of experience in the telecom industry, and he has been writing about broadband issues like the digital divide, net neutrality, cybersecurity and internet access since 2015. Tyler’s work is internationally recognized; he has been published on sites like VentureBeat, TechRadar, and The Next Web. He has also been featured in VICE, Digital Trends, Fox News, Voice of America, and many other outlets.

Tyler majored in English at North Central Texas College. Prior to full-time writing, Tyler worked as a network administrator, social media manager, and audio/visual system designer for custom home builders across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Tyler is a multi-instrumentalist and hobbyist composer; he spends most of his time outside of work on music, as well as with his Malamute hybrid, Luna.

John Busby

John Busby

Managing Director

John Busby is the Managing Director of BroadbandNow, the most comprehensive guide for internet service provider plans, pricing and coverage. Prior to joining BroadbandNow, John was Head of Analytics for Amazon’s grocery delivery service and responsible for business intelligence, data science and automated reporting. Prior to Amazon, John was Senior Vice President of Analytics and Marketing at Marchex.

John began his career in product management for InfoSpace, Go2net and IQ Chart. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.

Julia Tanberk Bio

Julia Tanberk

Manager of Analytics & Data Science

Julia Tanberk is the Manager of Analytics and Data Science at BroadbandNow. BroadbandNow and its analytics arm, BroadbandNow Research, cover social, economic and political issues related to broadband technology such as digital inclusion, municipal broadband, telecom legislation, emerging technologies and the impact of broadband on everyday life.

Julia enjoys diving into the data to discover new insights about broadband accessibility. She specializes in finding innovative ways to tell the story, leveraging bespoke visualizations and mapping in order to provide unique context to the issues and help consumers digest otherwise difficult topics. Julia has created and contributed to some of the most significant and frequently-cited research studies in the broadband space.

Julia has a BS and MBA in International Business from Pepperdine University. She also studied marketing at EDHEC Business School in France. Prior to working at BroadbandNow, Julia worked in analytics and data science in the healthcare industry and prior to that, in marketing in the fashion and beauty industries.

Annie Kim Bio

Annie Kim

Senior Content Manager & Editor

Annie Kim is the Senior Content Manager & Editor at BroadbandNow. She is committed to creating quality content for the telecom industry and covering issues such as the digital divide, net neutrality, and all broadband related matters.

Annie has contributed to a variety of publications— Locale Magazine, the fullest, Relieved, and Shareably Media — writing about news, culture, art, social issues, business, food, celebrity profiles, wellness, and beauty.

Annie majored in Literary Journalism with a minor in Education at the University of California, Irvine. She has years of editorial experience in writing, editing, and building and managing teams in the creative sector. In her previous roles, she worked as an English teacher in South Korea, SEO content writer for a website building company, and senior editor at a lifestyle magazine.

Annie is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor and coffee addict. If she’s not pouring her efforts into creating content, you can find her indulging in a good read, playing the piano, on a court playing ball, or frolicking in the sun with her German Shepherd mixed pup.

Kendra Chamberlain Bio

Kendra Chamberlain

Industry Analyst

Kendra Chamberlain is an industry analyst at BroadbandNow, where she contributes articles and reports on issues such as cybersecurity, federal, state and local broadband policy, smart grids, satellite Internet, precision agriculture and other topics. She has been a telecom analyst for nine years. Her work has appeared in Rethink Research’s Faultline, FierceWireless, Smart Grid News, The Next Web, and other sites.

Kendra is also a freelance journalist. She has covered environmental and climate change issues at Ensia Magazine and DeSmogBlog. She also writes about smart infrastructure on her blog Technigraph, and serves as a commercial space analyst and journalist at The Enterprise Orbit.

Kendra has a degree in political science from Bard College. As a freelance journalist, she has covered telecommunications, IoT and smart infrastructure extensively. Based in New Mexico, she has worked in telecommunications for over six years as a journalist and analyst.

Tom Buck

Tom B.

Chief Cow Fancier

Tom has been creating websites since the mid-nineties, first as a way of avoiding piano practise, and later realising he'd stumbled across a natural talent and passion for technology along the way.

After spending the dot-com years building up a wide variety of web development knowledge at agencies, Tom moved into the rapidly-growing world of SMS marketing. Taking many lessons about usability and reliability from campaigns with major brands such as Coca-Cola and Frito-Lay, it was here that Tom got his first taste of processing big data, with live television votes on major UK broadcasters needing thousands upon thousands of text messages to be processed per second.

A few years later, Tom moved to Poland, using his data warehousing skills in business intelligence roles for enterprises such as Honda. Taking on more consulting roles over time, Tom started to appreciate the possibilities of crunching vast amounts of data down to manageable and useful chunks, made presentable and readily understandable online. At BroadbandNow, Tom's found his data heaven, loving that by tapping away at a computer, he can help make a real and positive difference for broadband consumers nationwide.

Now back in the UK, and still considering himself the "friendly neighborhood geek - but online!", when Tom's not geeking out on data, he's usually seen chasing after - or being chased by - his two kids in the Sussex countryside.

Sherrylyn Hubilla

Sherrylyn H.

Sr. Data Researcher

Sherrylyn oversees the data collection team. Having worked in back office support for both construction and real estate firms, she developed meticulous attention to detail. Known for her ability to multi-task with accuracy, she joined BroadbandNow in 2014 to help uphold the mission of bringing transparency to the broadband industry.

Today, she and the data team dig into every provider website and scrutinize their plans and fine print to find the most helpful information that consumers need to make an informed decision while ensuring the data presented on BroadbandNow is accurate and up-to-date.

A mom to 2 bubbly girls, Sherrylyn is located in Albay, Philippines. This typhoon-beaten province is home to the Mayon Volcano, known as the best example of a cone volcano in the world. When she isn’t collecting plans, you’ll catch her repotting plants and weeding in her front yard or stretching and doing headstands in yoga class.

Bijay Pakhrin

Bijay P.

Frontend Designer

Bijay Pakhrin is the frontend designer and developer for BroadbandNow.

Residing in Kathmandu, Nepal where he was born and raised, Bijay began developing his skills by remotely consulting with clients.

In 2016, Bijay began to work extensively with BroadbandNow to create user experiences that work well on both mobile and desktop. Today Bijay is responsible all of the CSS/HTML and design implementation for BroadbandNow.

When he isn’t seeking pixel perfection he is hanging out with his friends, touring on his motorbike, and taking instagram photos.

Steve G.

Steve G.

Director of SEO

Steve leads the SEO strategy for BroadbandNow. He has a core focus on technical SEO and content optimisation, which is fueled by data and caffeine. It’s Steve’s job to make sure that the most relevant information we have finds its way to you when you search on Google.

Steve's work motto is 'When your content answers the visitors question then the results will naturally follow'.

With over 9 years in the SEO and data industry, Steve has led multiple companies SEO direction, including a succession of leading global brands in the FMCG, hospitality, technology, education, banking and real estate sectors.

Based in Asia but originally from the UK, when Steve isn’t on the computer he can be found underwater - scuba diving.

Ana de Castro

Ana D.

Outreach Specialist

Ana is an Outreach Specialist for BroadbandNow. Her goal is to develop and promote positive relations with ISPs and raise awareness around the data powered by BroadbandNow that helps consumers make informed decisions. She coordinates initiatives and communications campaigns aimed at government, education and news sites designed to promote BroadbandNow and ISPs doing great work for communities.

Ana has worked in a variety of fields including public relations, SAP consulting, health & wellness, and most recently, as an agent for celebrity chefs. One common attribute in each of these past roles is her ability to create strong relationships with her partners, no matter what the industry, role or field.

Ana is a Jersey girl at heart but is currently living in sunny Barcelona. When she isn’t on a call with a partner, you can find her geocaching with her kids, trying out new recipes, or working out at the gym.

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