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DF&I Names Scott Bergs as New CEO

Dark Fiber & Infrastructure, LLC (DF&I) has exciting news! The company announced at ITW this week, the appointment of Scott Bergs as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Scott will report to DF&I’s Board of Directors and lead development and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan and expansion initiatives. DF&I’s founders — John Schmitt, Judd Carothers, and Chris Pancione — will continue in their current executive capacities.

Scott brings with him over 30 years of experience identifying, developing, and operating communications networks as well as leading various companies through considerable periods of growth. He has a vast background in critical communications infrastructure such as data centers, fiber networks, wireless network operators, and ISPs. He most recently was the acting CEO of communications infrastructure provider Vivacity Networks. 

Scott had this to say about his newest role: 

“I look forward to supporting John, Judd, Chris, and the broader DF&I team as we further build on the success they have achieved to date.. The demand for core communications infrastructure on high density, diverse, low latency, and unique routes in and around Ashburn continues to exceed the available capacity. The same story is playing out in many markets across the country and beyond. As consumer and enterprise consumption of high bandwidth applications explodes exponentially, DF&I is well positioned to deliver the critical dark fiber, conduit and related facilities needed to unlock the promise of this digital transformation.” 

“From its inception, DF&I has delivered infrastructure that meets and exceeds the unique needs of our loyal customers,” adds Schmitt.“Our partnership with IPI has allowed us to expand and address even more of those needs. With Scott’s skills, experience, relationships, and leadership, we will be able to take DF&I to the next level and build on our momentum with additional customers and in new geographies.” 

DF&I announced in January 2022 that it had completed its fiber route between Ashburn, Virginia and Baltimore and Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Presently the company is in the process of  planning and pursuing further expansion routes. Read the full announcement here.

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