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Marquis Who's Who Honors Stuart L. Mathison for Expertise in Telecommunications

Stuart L. Mathison serves as the owner of Broadreach Associates

Broadreach Associates is a telecommunications consulting company that primarily works on telecommunication projects funded by the U.S. government.

    POTOMAC, MD, May 14, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Stuart L. Mathison has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.

Mr. Mathison has established himself as a distinguished figure in the field of computer networks, bringing over five decades of experience to his current role as the owner and president of Broadreach Associates, a telecommunications consulting company that primarily works on telecommunication projects funded by the U.S. government. Additionally, the company has contributed to numerous international projects, including the development of a wireless network in the West Bank of Palestine, a metropolitan fiber network for a water company in Poland, and a wireless cellular network in Haiti. In addition to their work abroad, Broadreach has also worked on domestic contracts, including a five-year telecommunications plan for Santa Clara County, California.

Mr. Mathison's journey in the telecommunications industry began at AT&T Long Lines Division as a microwave engineering manager in 1964, where he honed his skills before moving on to IBM as a teleprocessing systems engineer from 1965 to 1966. Mr. Mathison's career trajectory continued upward with roles at Arthur D. Little as a management consultant from 1968 to 1972 and at Bolt Beranek and Newman on corporate staff from 1972 to 1973.

A pivotal moment in Mr. Mathison's career was co-founding Telenet Communications Corporation in 1972 alongside Philip M. Walker, under the umbrella of Bolt Beranek and Newman. This venture marked the establishment of the first commercial packet-switching communication network, laying the groundwork for what would become the internet. Telenet was acquired by GTE in 1980, and Mr. Mathison served as vice president of planning at Telenet, and at GTE Telenet from 1973 to 1990, demonstrating his leadership and vision in the burgeoning field of digital communications. His expertise was further recognized through subsequent executive roles at Sprint International and Global One, where he served as vice president of planning until the year 1998.

Mr. Mathison's academic background played a crucial role in his professional achievements. He earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics from Cornell University in 1965 and a Master of Science in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1968. His passion for technology and public policy was ignited during his college years and further developed through his thesis work on computer communications at MIT. This foundation allowed him to contribute significantly to the field, including co-authoring seminal works such as "Computers and Telecommunications: Issues in Public Policy", published by Prentice Hall in 1970 and "The History of Telenet and the Commercialization of Packet Switching in the United States" for IEEE Communications Magazine in 2012.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Mathison is actively involved in such civic organizations as the North Bethesda Camera Club, reflecting his interest in photography. His contributions to literature and ongoing engagement with industry developments underscore his commitment to advancing knowledge among his peers. Outside of his vocation and hobbies, Mr. Mathison cherishes spending time with his family. These activities not only offer him relaxation but also inspire him to continue making meaningful contributions both professionally and personally.

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