GPC promotes Pellegrini to be president and COO

Jan. 4, 2024
The telecom veteran’s focus on enhanced customer experience and execution will help the Midwestern provider accelerate its fiber network build plans. 

Great Plains Communications (GPC), the Midwestern digital infrastructure provider with a growing, privately owned 18,000+ mile fiber network reaching 13 states, named Joseph Pellegrini as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Pellegrini reports directly to the CEO of Great Plains Communications, Todd Foje. 

Pelligrini joined GPC in 2022. As president and COO, he will lead the company's day-to-day operations, focusing on optimizing efficiencies, mitigating risks, enhancing the overall customer experience, and successfully executing deliverables. Additionally, he will lead teams to meet goals aligning with the company’s strategic vision, upholding the strong GPC corporate values and culture.  

A 25-year telecom veteran, Pellegrini comes to the role with experience in operations, wireless deployment, construction management, GIS mapping, vendor relations, service delivery, digital transformation and customer experience. A big part of his expertise is his ability to drive growth strategies and build teams to advance and grow businesses. 

Before he came to Great Plains Communications, Pellegrini served as COO and EVP of Everstream Solutions. He also served in executive and senior management roles at Crown Castle, formerly Lightower and Fibertech Networks.  


“As a customer-first organization, we continually execute and grow by delivering exceptional services, optimizing efficiency and embracing digital transformation,” Pelligrini said. “It’s not just about the product but having an unwavering dedication to enhancing every customer’s journey with us, paving the path for upward growth and success.” 

Pellegrini’s appointment comes as GPC continues to expand the reach of its fiber network. In July, GPC was awarded $11 million from the Nebraska Public Service Commission to bring Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and business services to eight Nebraska communities. This funding will allow access to symmetrical internet speeds up to 2 Gbps.

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