Archtop Fiber Press Release

Archtop Fiber Announces Leadership Hires, Speeding Up Network Rollout

Archtop Fiber Announces Leadership Hires, Speeding Up Network Rollout 970 300 Archtop Fiber

Meet Archtop’s Leaders: Mike Scardina, VP of Engineering and Technology; Kevin Culver, VP of Finance; and Alex Harris, VP of Network and Systems Planning

Kingston, New York, March 16, 2023 – Archtop Fiber is hitting all the right notes as it announces three additional members of its trailblazing leadership team, bolstering its plan to bring 100%-fiber Internet and phone service to communities across the Northeast. New playmakers on the Archtop team include: Mike Scardina, Vice President of Engineering and Technology; Kevin Culver, Vice President of Finance; and Alex Harris, Vice President of Network and Systems Planning.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Mike, Kevin and Alex in the Archtop Fiber family. These experienced telecommunications pros bring the right experience, drive and attitude to help us propel our mission forward to bring fast, reliable, environmentally friendly and affordable Internet access to underserved and overlooked markets across a 100%-fiber XGS PON network,” said Jeff DeMond, CEO of Archtop Fiber. “We are building our ‘rock-star’ team of future-focused leaders who share our passion for bridging the digital divide and providing new tech-driven opportunities to the communities that need it most.”

Archtop’s marquee lineup includes:

Mike Scardina, Vice President, Engineering and Technology
Bringing more than 20 years of progressive and diverse telecommunications, engineering and planning experience to this role, Mike serves as Archtop’s “composer,” leading the best-in-class design and development of Archtop’s 100%-fiber network across the Northeast. Mike has already developed Archtop’s outside plant fiber network architectures, in addition to a core and last-mile network design to create highly scalable, efficient and green solutions for residential, business and enterprise customers. Prior to joining Archtop, he spent nearly a decade at Armstrong Group of Companies, most recently as second in command, overseeing multiple network strategy and IP technology teams. Over the years, Mike has reached “telecom legend” status, serving in multiple leadership roles across a wide variety of areas in the telecom field, including network development, OSP engineering and construction. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Culver, Vice President, Finance
No stranger to the telecommunications industry or startup environment, Kevin maintains a steady beat, leading the accounting and finance team at Archtop Fiber. He plays a critical role in all areas of finance, including financial modeling, accounting, reporting and analysis. He also leverages his extensive financial expertise to contribute to the development and execution of the company’s expansive transformation strategy and rapid growth plans. In just a few short months, Kevin has launched Archtop’s accounting system and has established its robust financial strategy, budget plan and processes.

Alex Harris, Vice President, Network and Systems Planning
With decades of experience in the broadband, cable, telecommunications and tech industries, Alex keeps the Archtop team in sync, ensuring all internal technical operations are running smoothly. He oversees the company’s back-office and operations support systems, in addition to its CRM, Information Technology (IT), leased network, voice and support services. Since joining Archtop in August 2022, Alex has put the company’s IT and cybersecurity operations in motion and has led the design, evaluation and selection of key vendors and products for integration into the BSS/OSS stack. Prior to Archtop, Alex served in executive leadership roles at multiple telecommunications companies, including Vyve Broadband, Bresnan Communications, BAXL Communications, Frontier Communications and MFS Communications.

“This team of heavy hitters is coming together at the perfect time as we continue our rapid acquisition and market rollout across the Hudson Valley and beyond,” DeMond added. “Together, with our founding leaders, Lenny Higgins, Shawn Beqaj and Diane Quennoz, we are looking forward to a very exciting year ahead.”

Archtop Fiber’s rollout plans include markets across New York’s Hudson Valley, most recently the City of Kingston, Town of Ulster and Town/Village of Saugerties. Beyond Hudson Valley, Archtop Fiber’s planned markets include New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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About Archtop Fiber
Archtop Fiber was founded with a commitment to bring the fastest, most reliable, environmentally friendly and affordable Internet access to those who have traditionally been underserved — or even overlooked. The Archtop team has decades of success partnering with communities, large and small, to create technology-driven opportunities. With a fully funded business strategy, Archtop is dedicated to local investment. This ensures we support customers with upgrades to existing infrastructure while deploying the latest multi-gig, symmetrical, fiber-based network technology to bring faster, more secure and scalable broadband services to those that need them. Archtop Fiber is proudly invested in empowering your day-to-day life, bringing the digital world to you, your community and its businesses, schools, libraries, hospitals, farms and community centers.

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