Dana Taylor Brings Industry Knowledge as NRTC Broadband Solutions President

Randy Sukow

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Dana Taylor, most recently VP, Merger Planning for T-Mobile, is joining NRTC as president, Broadband Solutions. Taylor brings communications industry experience and a record for financial success to the position.

“As our efforts to help members design, build, and operate broadband networks continue to evolve, we needed a leader to build upon our solid foundation and take us to new heights,” said NRTC CEO Tim Bryan said in a communication to NRTC broadband members. “The combination of Dana’s strong technical and network engineering background, combined with his financial acumen and his dynamic leadership style, made him ideally suited to drive our member-focused broadband mission forward.”

To date, NRTC has completed more than 275 feasibility studies with members and led or supported members with more than 60 broadband builds representing more than 250,000 miles of fiber deployment, over one million homes and business passed, and over $3 billion in rural infrastructure investment. Taylor will lead Broadband Solutions staff of 150.

“I’m excited to lead the talented and dedicated team at NRTC,” Taylor said. “During the interview process, it was clear that everyone has one focus – serving and supporting rural electric and telephone members as they deploy and extend broadband.”

In his former position, Taylor had executive responsibilities related to the T-Mobile/Sprint merger in 2020. He managed complex relationships with internal and external stakeholders, investment bankers, regulators, and staff.  Earlier at T-Mobile he focused on financial planning and analysis, customer retention, channel management, and network engineering and operations.  In the early 2000s, he was a director of Engineering, Construction, and Operations for Qwest Communications in Seattle.

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