LiveOak Fiber taps Shane Schilling as CTO

May 1, 2023
Schilling joins LiveOak from Texas fiber network services provider LOGIX Fiber Networks, where he also was CTO.

Regional fiber broadband services provider LiveOak Fiber has named Shane Schilling as chief technology officer (CTO). Schilling joins LiveOak from Texas fiber network services provider LOGIX Fiber Networks, where he also was CTO.

In addition to his work at LOGIX, Schilling’s 20 years of telecommunications and digital infrastructure also includes stints as vice president of network operations for cable MSO Grande and director of engineering for Atlantic Broadband.

“LiveOak continues to fortify our team with exceptional industry talent alongside strong local teams to ensure we deliver on our market-defining service quality and performance. The appointment of Shane Schilling exemplifies the caliber of leadership among our management team, further cementing our mission and vision of leading with proven and seasoned professionals,” commented Jody Craft, president of LiveOak Fiber. “We are excited to leverage Shane’s deep experience in network engineering and service delivery as LiveOak continues implementing build-outs in our key markets.”

“I am thrilled to be part of the LiveOak Fiber team bringing a new era of connectivity to local businesses and residents throughout Glynn County, GA, and Okaloosa County, FL. The investment in these local communities will expand economic opportunities and directly and positively impact the quality of life for residents and businesses alike,” Schilling said. “I look forward to fostering and working in the company’s lean-in approach to internet speeds and services for the communities we serve.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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