KsFiberNet is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Foster as Chairman of the Board of Managers. Foster is the President and CEO of Twin Valley Telephone and the Chairman/CEO of ISG Technology, Inc. He has been a member of the KsFiberNet Board of Managers since 2009.

“The future of reliable broadband connectivity and services in rural Kansas is our highest priority,” said Foster. “Our recent 100Gbps network upgrade has paved the way for future growth and we are poised to support the bandwidth requirements for growth initiatives across Kansas.”

Additionally, CEO and General Manager of Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Brian Thomason, was newly elected to the KsFiberNet Board of Managers.

“We’re excited to have such experienced leaders on board,” said KsFiberNet President Steven Dorf. “We look forward to working with both Ben and Brian through this exciting phase of exponential growth.”

KsFiberNet is an association of 29 fiercely independent rural Kansas telephone companies, some of which having been in business for more than a century. We help these companies develop broadband solutions by creating a ubiquitous network throughout the state. By hiring Kansas contractors and creating Kansas jobs we are bringing incoming revenue to rural Kansas. We are growing fast and bringing with us a lot of energy to fulfill this mission. By moving the entire state forward with this network, we’re giving small telephone companies a pathway to serve clients in the future and ensuring that the people who live in rural Kansas can stay connected to the rest of the world while thriving in the communities they love.