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About NEO’s Team
Our core business and planning team is comprised of seasoned executives with broad and deep experience leading public, private and non-profit provider networks, including deep expertise in federal grant compliance and business planning activities. The team possesses deep subject matter and technical depth, including significant intellectual capital in best practices, programs, innovations, project management, lessons learned and success stories.
We have assisted numerous grant recipients, municipalities, and service providers in business planning, IRU negotiations, modeling, pricing and consulting services. In addition to our consulting experience, our team has real world experience in owning and operating FTTP and fiber optic networks. This real world experience will assist your project in not only evaluating business models and opportunities, but also in implementing the models for true sustainability and success.
Diane Kruse, Founder/CEO
Diane Kruse is the founder and CEO of NEO Fiber, a company that designs and builds Middle Mile fiber optic and Last Mile FTTH/FTTB/FTTX projects. Kruse has 25 years of telecommunications industry experience, the last 15 as an entrepreneur starting and managing successful telecommunication companies. Prior to NEO, she was the CEO of Zoomy Communications, a leading firm in the FTTH industry for greenfield real estate development projects and FTTH construction. Ms. Kruse has provided management consulting for AT&T Broadband, Media One, Qwest, 360 Networks, and Level 3 Communications, and held numerous management positions with Sprint Communications. She developed business and financial plans for several municipalities that are deploying community broadband services and FTTH networks, and wrote the Statewide Telecommunications and Broadband Services Plan for the State of Colorado.
Ms. Kruse has served as Chairman of the Board of the Fiber to the Home Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, educate and accelerate Fiber to the Home deployments. She is a frequent speaker at national telecommunications conferences on community broadband networks and FTTH networks.