From the beginning, Kansas Fiber Network has been dedicated toward growth and expansion in our efforts to provide high-quality broadband connectivity throughout the state of Kansas. At the heart of these efforts, is our leadership. KsFiberNet President, Michael Brigman, was elected to serve a three-year term on the INDATEL Services’ Board of Managers starting June 13, 2019 to help further the advancements of the telecommunications industry.

“I’m excited to work with fellow board members and staff as we plot the course for INDATEL’s future,” said Brigman. “This is a very exciting and high-growth time in our industry and INDATEL is well suited to bring national value to the marketplace, especially in rural areas.”

As a board member, Brigman will collaborate with fellow Board members and staff to develop INDATEL’s strategic direction.

“KsFiberNet has been a long-time member and supporter of INDATEL’s mission, so I am happy to do our part to advance the cause of statewide networks and help in closing the digital divide in rural America.”

Brigman will be filling one of seven positions on the board and was elected by fellow statewide network leaders at the Annual Member Meeting on June 13, 2019.

INDATEL is a nationwide fiber optic network comprised of 30 statewide networks, like KsFiberNet, dedicated to providing best-in-class connectivity to people in rural and metro areas.

More about Brigman

Brigman joined KsFiberNet as the President in May 2017 with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to KsFiberNet, Brigman served as the Senior Director of Territory Sales at Nokia, formerly Alcatel-Lucent. Before that, he was the VP of Business Development & Sales at Fidelity Communications where he established a successful carrier sales channel, led a team of 15 direct sales and support staff, and was contributory in developing a new strategic vision.

While serving as VP of Business Development & Network Planning with Bluebird Network, formerly Missouri Network Alliance, Brigman built the carrier sales division, implemented strategic network expansions, and managed carrier relations and member services. He also served on a Tiger Team that consulted and implemented the initial phases of creating KsFiberNet and Illinois Network Alliance.

Along with numerous technical certifications, Brigman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Rockhurst University, a Master’s in Telecommunications Management, and an MBA from Webster University.