About Us

Peter Dresslar and Joey Songsong meet at Joeten-Kiyu Public Library

Pacific Broadband and Digital Equity (PBDE) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2023 by Peter Dresslar to serve the needs of United States Pacific territories and insular areas. PBDE is a trusted partner for broadband and digital equity teams and community anchor institutions throughout the region. We deliver regular updates and on-demand analysis that connects national and federal program trends and deadlines to real-world conditions facing the teams we serve. We deliver implementation assistance with flexible engagement capabilities, seeking to provide detours around hiring barriers and capacity boosts when and where needed. Finally, we help coordinate the collective strength of the region, advocating vigorously for the resources and assistance necessary to provide true equity and inclusion for all its peoples.

About the Founder

Peter Dresslar has over two decades of leadership experience spanning the public, private, and academic sectors in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceana. Most recently, he has led the Broadband and Digital Equity teams in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and in American Samoa. He previously served as the founder of Elevada, where he led the development and sales of research data management systems to four of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Peter has also consulted to technology organizations large and small, from General Motors and Berkshire Hathaway to some of Europe’s most exciting startups of the 2020s. He received his degree in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Peter currently resides on O’ahu.

Photo: Meeting with Joey Songsong, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. Photo credit: Beth Demapan