FiberLight Welcomes Don MacNeil as Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ATLANTA – September 6, 2017 – FiberLight, LLC (FiberLight), an industry leader in providing high performance fiber optic network solutions, today announces it has hired Don MacNeil as Chief Operating Officer. Don will draw from his 25 years of executive leadership within the technology and telecommunications industries to further develop FiberLight’s expertise in providing innovative, custom-tailored fiber and transport solutions in some the country’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Don will be responsible for leading FiberLight’s revenue growth through new customer acquisition, improved customer experience, and expanding the company’s product portfolio.  Following a series of successful rural expansion projects in Texas and the recent launch of long haul transport services, FiberLight is now turning an eye toward process improvements to ensure greater reliability and consistency at every stage of the customer experience. Don’s demonstrated track record for effectively managing data center and networking technologies, carrier business operations, and strategic marketing programs is well aligned with FiberLight’s current and planned initiatives.

“In his prior roles, including his most recent tenure as Chief Technology Officer with EdgeConneX, Don has demonstrated the ability to develop next generation solutions which enable technology infrastructure innovation. His expertise will prove invaluable to helping FiberLight meet the ever-increasing demand for creative fiber-based networking products and services,” said James Lynch, FiberLight’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at Thermo Capital Partners, LLC.  “Further, Don has an outstanding reputation in our industry as a leader who can create long-term success with carrier fiber solutions. I am confident in his abilities to help us grow the FiberLight brand by implementing and cultivating sustainable programs that support our employees and customers.”

“The marketplace is currently experiencing a digital transformation which has created a unique opportunity for FiberLight. It has the assets, the team and the agility to meet the increased market demand for high-bandwidth connectivity solutions across its robust fiber network,” Don said on his choice to transition to FiberLight. “I am fortunate to be joining a company that continues to invest in all facets of improving the customer experience – top-notch systems, processes, and people. I look forward to joining the great team at FiberLight and building on the company’s successes to date.”

Prior to joining FiberLight, Don held executive positions with EdgeConneX and XO Communications. In addition to his achievements as a technology and telecommunications strategist, Don brings to the Chief Operating Officer role extensive experience with Sales and Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations, Operations, and Technology departments. Don is also a 27-year veteran of and former Captain in the United States Navy.


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


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