|By Business Wire||
|January 17, 2014 02:34 PM EST||
Affiniti, the network operator of the EAGLE-Net Alliance, today announced that it has appointed Dale Briggs to be Vice President of Field Operations in charge of project management, facilities and operations.
Briggs previously served as Vice President of Operations at EAGLE-Net, where he helped provide broadband services to school districts and government entities in Colorado. As part of its agreement to operate the network, Affiniti will be hiring nearly all of EAGLE-Net’s employees.
“We are pleased to have Dale Briggs and the other EAGLE-Net employees join our team at Affiniti,” said Darol Lain, President and CEO of Affiniti. “They will help us provide high-quality network services to schools, hospitals, libraries and government facilities.”
In October 2013, EAGLE-Net reached a contract with Affiniti to serve as its network operator. Affiniti has committed more than $8 million in capital in order to connect school districts to the middle-mile network. In return, Affiniti will offer access of the network to service providers who are seeking to provide customers with broadband services throughout Colorado.
EAGLE-Net Alliance is a Colorado intergovernmental entity which operates a cost-sharing cooperative that will deliver a carrier quality broadband network to more than 170 communities across the state. EAGLE-Net is building a sustainable network to better connect education, libraries, government and health care facilities statewide. EAGLE-Net also provides commodity internet services with access to advanced research and education networks. For more information, go to www.co-eaglenet.net.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, TX Communications, LLC (d/b/a, Affiniti) is a leading provider of broadband communication and network services to public and private organizations across the United States. Through its middle mile networks, last mile connections and customized network integration solutions, Affiniti provides broadband wide area networking, voice over IP telephony, Internet access, and managed services to schools, hospitals, state and local governments, and private enterprises. For further information, go to www.affiniti.com.