CEO of Indiana Fiber Network appointed to INDATEL board of directors

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James (Jim) Turner, CEO of Indiana Fiber Network (IFN), has been appointed to INDATEL’s board of directors making him the second IFN CEO to serve on the board.

“I am honoured to have been chosen to join INDATEL’s board of directors,” said Turner. “This nationwide network, with a fibre optic route footprint covering over 100,000 miles, provides best-in-class fibre optic connectivity in rural and urban areas alike. As part of that network, IFN can expand the range of options it provides Hoosier businesses in rural areas. IFN and INDATEL share the goal of delivering reliable bandwidth solutions in rural and underserved markets.”

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Turner has lead companies across various industries. For more than 15 years he served as president and COO of Duke Energy Corporation. He assumed the role of president and CEO of IFN in June 2017 as is currently focussed on refining IFN’s business model to ensure it has the right culture, strategic processes and operating tools to grow in an increasingly competitive market.

“Jim Turner will no doubt be an excellent addition to the INDATEL services board and I’m personally excited and pleased to have him on the leadership team of the future,” added Mel Wagner, CEO of INDATEL Services. “Indiana Fiber Network has been and continues to be an exemplary, committed, and active member/owner of INDATEL, almost since inception in 2003.”

INDATEL, which IFN has been a member since 2005, is a group of wholesale carriers dedicated to providing cost-effective transport connectivity through fibre optic network routes in rural and metropolitan areas.

In addition, INDATEL delivers reliable bandwidth solutions in rural and underserved markets as its members are uniquely positioned to provide telecommunication connectivity to many places other providers cannot serve.