| Rick Smith
General Services Director,
City of Cortez, Cortez, Colorado
Responsible for several fiber projects including: 2001 local government and school network, 2004 implemented the county wide Multi-Use Network (MNT) for the State of Colorado, and 2010 open access / open services Fiber to the Business project in Cortez. The Fiber to the Business project is a PON / Active network serving the business community of Cortez. Implemented the first carrier neutral co-location facility outside of the front range of Colorado. Member of the technical committee for the five county regional open access network currently under development and construction.