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FiberLight names Christopher Rabii as new CEO

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FiberLight has appointed Christopher Rabii as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Rabii (pictured) replaces Jim Lynch, who was appointed interim CEO in July 2020 and will remain the company’s executive chairman.

Prior to joining FiberLight, Rabii served as senior vice president of technology, fulfillment and operations for Altice Business, a division of Altice USA. In this role, he was responsible for all activities related to service delivery, engineering and operations in support of Altice’s enterprise and carrier customers.

Before his time at Altice, Rabii served as the senior vice president of operations and chief technology officer at Cablevision Lightpath, which was acquired by Altice in 2016. In this role, Rabii oversaw challenging operational upgrades, leading a team to ultimately provide improvements that were noteworthy for their successful partnership with sales, speed of implementation and subsequent customer service enhancements.

“I am excited to take the reins at FiberLight, which recently recapitalized the business to focus on its mission-critical fibre network deployments throughout Texas and the Northern Virginia markets,” said Rabii.

“I look forward to working with Jim Lynch and the entire management team at FiberLight as we expand our network and service capabilities to meet our customers’ evolving capacity and diversity requirements.”

Earlier in his career, Rabii held a number of executive management positions at AboveNet, a provider of mission-critical metro fibre connectivity to enterprise customers across Tier 1 markets in the US.

“I am confident that Chris’s extensive experience and drive will enhance FiberLight’s products, services and capabilities, which in turn will benefit our customers,” added  Jim Lynch, executive chairman of FiberLight.

“I’m looking forward to working with him and the entire team to position FiberLight for the coming growth in 5G and the continuing demand from hyperscale and SaaS customers.”

In September, FiberLight partnered H5 Data Centers to expand connectivity at H5 Data Centers’ San Antonio data centre.