Schurz Communications taps telecom veteran Diego Anderson to lead broadband business

Jan. 17, 2024
The company appointed Anderson to become the company’s EVP of broadband. 

Schurz Communications has named Diego Anderson to lead the company’s broadband division following the retirement of Brian Lynch.

As EVP of broadband, Anderson will oversee the strategy and management of Schurz’s broadband portfolio, which includes six regional companies: Antietam Broadband in Maryland, Burlington Telecom in Vermont, Hiawatha Broadband in Minnesota, Long Lines Broadband in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, NKTelco in Ohio, and Orbitel Communications in Arizona.

Anderson comes to the new role with over two decades of fiber broadband experience. Before joining Schurz Communications, he held several roles with Lumos, a regional telco that has been transforming itself into a fiber-centric broadband provider. Most recently, he served as Lumos’ CEO, overseeing the strategic development, transformation, and business expansion. 

Earlier, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Segra and VP of Operations for Lumos Networks. He began his career at Sprint and nTelos Wireless, where he held various positions in network engineering, construction, operations, and strategic planning.

“Diego brings extensive operational expertise, a strategic mindset, and a passion for the industry. His experience building tens of thousands of fiber passings, overseeing broadband expansion through both organic growth and M&A, developing sales teams for business and residential fiber networks, and prioritizing customer care and excellence makes him an excellent leader for our broadband properties,” said John Reardon, President and CEO, Schurz Communications.

Anderson is based in the Schurz Communications Hagerstown, MD office. Brian Lynch retired on December 31, 2023, and will continue to serve as a consultant to support the company during the leadership transition. 

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