Fiber infrastructure provider FiberLight has hired Chris Rabii as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Rabii is taking the place of Jim Lynch, who was announced as the company’s interim CEO in July 2020 and will remain the Executive Chairman of FiberLight.
Prior to Chris Rabii’s appointment as CEO of FiberLight, he was the SVP of Technology, Fulfillment and Operations for Altice Business, a division of Altice USA, where he was responsible for all activities related to service delivery, engineering and operations in support of Altice’s enterprise and carrier customers.
Prior to his role at Altice, Rabii served as the SVP of Operations and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Cablevision Lightpath, which was acquired by Altice in 2016. In this role, Mr. Rabii was instrumental in achieving challenging operational upgrades, leading a team to ultimately provide improvements that were noteworthy for their successful partnership with sales, speed of implementation and subsequent customer service enhancements.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rabii held a number of executive management positions at AboveNet, an early leader in providing mission-critical metro fiber connectivity to enterprise customers across Tier 1 markets in the U.S.
5G, Hyperscale, SaaS
“I am excited to take the reins at FiberLight, which recently recapitalized the business to focus on its mission-critical fiber network deployments throughout Texas and the Northern Virginia markets,” said Chris Rabii, the newly appointed CEO of FiberLight. “I look forward to working with Jim Lynch and the entire management team at FiberLight as we expand our network and service capabilities to meet our customers’ evolving capacity and diversity requirements.”
FiberLight’s high-capacity lit and dark fiber footprint now spans more than 10,350 route miles throughout Texas with more than 700 route miles in Virginia, providing customers diverse connectivity and enhanced fiber capabilities that bypass traditional and congested fiber routes.
“I am confident that Chris’ extensive experience and drive will enhance FiberLight’s products, services and capabilities, which in turn will benefit our customers,” said Jim Lynch, Executive Chairman of FiberLight. “I’m looking forward to working with him and the entire team to position FiberLight for the coming growth in 5G and the continuing demand from hyperscale and SaaS customers.”