Terrestrial Fiber & Lit Carriers Panel Recording

In order to keep up with the bandwidth demand and the arrival of the new subsea cables, there are new terrestrial fiber routes being developed to connect subsea landing stations to the data center locations and to connect that infrastructure to the Enterprise. New fiber companies are being formed and existing network providers are developing high-capacity lit services capabilities. Learn in this session about the importance of Fiber services across the entire ecosystem. Hear from industry experts from both Dark Fiber, Lit Service Provider and Software-Defined-Network sectors. The panel will be moderated by a pioneer with almost two decades of experience in networking and Internet infrastructure.

Panel Moderator


Sean Baillie

QTS Data Centers

With over 20 years in the industry, Sean has a deep understanding of the communications market and industry trends. He has worked in the IP, Fiber, Data Center, Software and Equipment sectors with roles ranging from sales to executive management.



Gary Tarpley

Metro Fiber Net (MFN)

With over 35 years of industry experience, Gary has earned a reputation for being a leader and innovator in the Dark Fiber industry. His company, MFN, owns and operates 100% underground high-count Dark Fiber network with some subsea components.


Tad Deriso

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp

Tad focuses on large business and economic development projects and partnerships with MBC stakeholders. He has been involved with the rural telecommunications industry for over 20 years.


Jezzibell Gilmore


Jezzibell Gilmore is a co-founder and SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric. Prior to PacketFabric, Jezzibell was an early stage employee of AboveNet Communications and Akamai Technologies, and previously served as VP of Operations at RoamData.


Chris McKee


Mr. McKee is responsible for all of the company’s corporate legal requirements, human resources and supplier management. He also oversees the development of strategic business opportunities for the company, including all merger and acquisition activities. Chris has over 20 years of broad legal experience in the telecommunications industry.


Alan Bock


Alan runs business development at Vapor IO. He also spent over 17 years with Crown Castle as the Director of Corporate Development before being promoted to VP of Corporate Development and Strategy.