FiberLight CEO’s vision extends beyond core connectivity

Monday, November 14, 2022

Connectivity is core to FiberLight’s business, but the company, under CEO Chris Rabii, is pursuing a path to become much more.

FiberLight is in the midst of a plan to evolve from a “largely construction-focused company, to one that’s trying to be more compelling in the services arena,” says Rabii, a former exec with Cablevision Lightpath and Altice Business who joined FiberLight roughly two years ago.

While there are other examples of companies that have successfully made that transition, “there’s work we need to do to be good at those things,” Rabii said on the Light Reading Podcast.

But infrastructure and connectivity are certainly at FiberLight’s core. The company operates about 17,000 route miles of fiber around 78,000 pre-qualified or near-net buildings across 30 US metro areas, with a principal presence in Texas and Northern Virginia. Tied into that infrastructure play, FiberLight’s business spans both wholesale and channel relationships, including activity with enterprise customers and hyperscalers.