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FiberLight Appoints Michael Harkrider to Lead Carrier Solutions Division

10/24/2017

ATLANTA – October 24, 2017 FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high performance fiber optic network solutions, today announces the appointment of Michael Harkrider as Senior Sales Director for Carrier Solutions.  Drawing upon 20+ years of telecom and management experience, Michael is responsible for the further growth of FiberLight’s robust portfolio of dark fiber, fiber to the tower and metro Ethernet backhaul offerings. Michael will focus on increasing revenues among FiberLight’s carrier and wholesale channel and on positioning FiberLight as a leading partner within the sector.

“FiberLight is at an exciting point in its evolution as a company,” states Harkrider.  “I’m humbled and honored to have the opportunity to be part of the team that continues that evolution and carries FiberLight into the future.”

Prior to joining FiberLight, Michael served as Vice President, Wholesale Sales for Uniti Fiber (previously PEG Bandwidth), where he was responsible for leading the organization’s Dark Fiber, Ethernet, and Infrastructure sales for North American carriers, cable operations, content providers and distributors, and data center solution providers. In his previous positions, Michael has consistently grown telecommunications services revenue both directly and as a team manager across multiple channels, including enterprise, agent and wholesale. He brings to his role at FiberLight the wisdom he has gained from previous strategic leadership roles with Cologix, Level 3 Communications (and Wiltel Communications, which was acquired by Level 3 in 2006), and Broadwing Communications.

 

“Michael was a natural fit for FiberLight,” remarks Chris Bradford, FiberLight’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He places high value on accountability practices and possesses natural leadership qualities which will add additional structure and focus to our evolving Carrier and Wholesale solutions channel. I was impressed with Michael’s reputation as an out-of-the-box thinker and his ability to cultivate long-term relationships through collaboration with decision makers and influencers at all levels within customer organizations. I have no doubt he will fall right in with FiberLight’s culture.”

 

To learn more about FiberLight and its services, visit www.fiberlight.com.

 

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About FiberLight

FiberLight is a premier provider of fiber-optic based, high-performance networking services for telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses.  FiberLight owns over 1,700,000 miles of robust fiber networks in over 44 key growth areas in US cities and towns within Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., offering wide area networking options at layers 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country. To learn more about FiberLight’s service offerings, visit www.fiberlight.com.

 

 

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