NRTC today named James (Jim) DaBramo as president, NRTC Broadband Solutions, beginning Jan. 6, 2020. DaBramo will take the lead of an active and growing NRTC division that is heavily involved in expanding fiber and wireless technologies across the nation. Broadband Solutions has helped NRTC members complete more than 25 separate broadband projects nationwide and conducted more than 175 feasibility studies.
“Jim’s past experience and our needs are a great match,” said NRTC CEO Tim Bryan. “As we look to 2020 with our extensive schedule of broadband projects, we are pleased to add an executive like Jim to complement our existing outstanding team focused on broadband solutions.”
DaBramo comes to NRTC from LICT Corporation, an integrated telecommunications services company based in Rye, NY, where he was chief operating officer. He has also held lead executive positions for a wireless equipment vendor and a VoIP/telecom services assurance business.
“I’m pleased to be joining NRTC at this critical time, and I am certain my past experiences can be used to benefit NRTC’s members. I look forward to continuing my work on broadband in rural America, and I’m eager to engage with NRTC’s telephone and electric members,” DaBramo said.
DaBramo succeeds current NRTC Broadband Solutions President Eric Freesmeier, who is retiring at the end of the year. Freesmeier was CEO of Pulse Broadband, a company specializing in rural fiber-to-the-home projects, which NRTC acquired in 2016. Tim Bryan praised Freesmeier for his “hard work and dedication over the past decade to put Pulse and NRTC in the forefront of serving rural members with broadband.”