Fiber Network Owners Alliance (FNA) has selected its inaugural president!
Paul Belk, President & CEO of NGN, has been selected to captain the ship and lead FNA towards further fulfilling its mission of providing the areas it serves with reliable service, local jobs and a variety of economic benefits.
FNA is a strategic alliance of organizations focused on aligning their fiber network resources for the purpose of providing a unified platform to create business and operational members. It currently connects 29 charter members resulting in over 70,000 combined network miles spanning 28 states. With the majority of its charter members made up of small to mid-sized networks, FNA provides a “check and balance” to larger organizations within the industry.
“FNA is unique because it offers alternative broadband delivery into areas where there are few options for broadband solutions. Members have access to fiber infrastructure that can provide excellent service delivery for carriers into these areas,” states Paul Belk, President & CEO of NGN.
Belk joined NGN as President and CEO in 2011 and has since grown the initial 1,100- mile fiber network to the 1,600-mile network it is today. Belk also played a pivotal role in the creation and launch of the Education Exchange, Georgia’s only regional 10-gigabit private cloud for exclusive use by school systems. In 2014, he was recognized by the Association of Telecommunications Professionals (ATP) with the Technology Service Provider Leadership award.
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