January 16, 2023
American Dark Fiber is excited to announce the hiring and Zack Baayen as the new Managing Director of Operations reporting to Founder and CEO Dave Daigle. Zack is a telecom industry veteran with over 20 years of experience as an Engineer, Project Manager, Program Manager, and PMO Director for various wireless carriers in the industry as well as a general OSP contractor. He has managed a diverse array of telecommunications infrastructure projects that include transport engineering and construction for both fiber and microwave, wireless site development, network integration of fiber systems for CLECs, enterprise users, and municipal-focused fiber deployments. In the 10 years prior to Zack joining ADF, he led fiber deployment projects throughout California, Texas and Florida totaling in excess of $300 million in revenue. He began his telecom career in the early 2000’s in Seattle shortly after graduating from Drake University in 2001 and has worked for companies such as Cingular Wireless, Western Wireless, Alltel, Parsons, T-Mobile, Clearwire, Verizon Wireless and most recently Zack led the PMO Organization at HP Communications, based in Corona, CA. Zack now resides in Southern California with his wife and 3 children.
“I’m excited for the opportunity Dave has given me here at ADF. We are perfectly positioned in the marketplace to fulfill the need for organizations to scale to virtually unlimited bandwidth at a very affordable cost,” Zack said in a statement.
American Dark Fiber was founded in 2017 and is focused solely on providing dark fiber connectivity to municipalities, carriers, anchor institutions, content developers, data-center & FTTH operators, and other sophisticated private network users (i.e., financial, healthcare, entertainment, venues, etc.). With the emergence of 5G and IoT connectivity needs, ADF has the experience to expeditiously and cost effectively develop fiber in the public ROW. Their flat-rate usage allows for massive cost savings for users of high speed bandwidth.
January 8, 2019
LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2019) – The South Bay Cities will soon become even more closely connected as they join forces to offer better broadband connectivity to their citizens with an investment in a next-generation fiber network. South Bay Cities Council of Governments (“SBCCOG”)* has awarded the contract to provide broadband connectivity to the joint powers authority for the 16 cities and County of
Los Angeles that comprise the SBCCOG to American Dark Fiber (“ADF”), a Southern California broadband company. The announcement was made today by American Dark Fiber CEO, David Daigle. American Dark Fiber’s track record of people-first technology solutions has made it Southern California’s leading company for telecommunications infrastructure development. Dark fiber is dedicated and “unmetered” connectivity and provides virtually unlimited bandwidth options once in place.
SBCCOG and its member cities are in a unique position to benefit from the cost savings and scalability of this type of network infrastructure by creating an integrated and fiber-based regional network. This coordinated effort is far more cost effective and provides a safe and secure system that will benefit transportation systems across the region, schools, families, hospitals, businesses and critical agencies supporting public safety and emergency management.