ELKHART, Ind. (October 10, 2023) – Fiber-optic internet service provider Surf InternetSM has announced the appointment of Steve Miller as Vice President of Outside Fiber Plant Engineering and Construction. With a distinguished career in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and Outside Plant (OSP) operations, Miller brings a wealth of experience and leadership to further strengthen Surf Internet’s commitment to expanding its fiber network infrastructure to over 200,000 passings by 2024.
In this new role for Surf, Miller will oversee the strategic planning, engineering, and execution of Surf Internet’s rapidly growing fiber network. With a sharp focus on attention to detail and a proven track record of managing large-scale and small-scale FTTH engineering and construction projects concurrently, Miller is well-equipped to lead Surf’s efforts in delivering high-quality fiber-optic internet services to customers.
Deborah Crawford, Chief Operating Officer at Surf Internet, expressed her excitement about Miller’s appointment, saying, “We are delighted to welcome Steve Miller to the Surf Internet family. While he has significant experience with larger companies, Steve brings an important balance that aligns perfectly with our smaller, highly entrepreneurial, and customer service-focused company culture. His analytical and process-driven approach will be instrumental as we continue to scale our operations. Welcoming a senior-level professional of Steve’s caliber onto our team will undoubtedly accelerate our growth and bring Surf to new heights in the industry.”
Miller’s impressive background includes over 30 years of industry experience in engineering/construction management roles for Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, ITC Service Group, and, most recently, MetroNet. In these roles, he consistently demonstrated the ability to maintain stability and stimulate growth in organizations undergoing significant transitions. His expertise in developing, negotiating, and administering contract agreements, combined with his exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and efficiency optimization skills, make him a valuable addition to Surf’s leadership team.
Commenting on his new role, Miller said, “I am honored to join Surf Internet at this exciting juncture in its growth journey. Surf’s culture, as well as their commitment to innovation and delivering exceptional fiber-optic internet services aligns perfectly with my passion for cutting-edge technology and excellence in engineering. I look forward to working with the talented team at Surf to continue expanding their fiber network infrastructure and transforming communities.”
About Surf Internet
Surf Internet is an innovative fiber-optic internet company that serves as the essential gateway to connectivity across the Great Lakes Region of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The company is building a bridge to the wide open future by delivering high-speed, reliable internet to homes and businesses in underserved, rural communities. Surf’s 170-plus-person team is local, giving them an edge when it comes to customer care and advocacy for the region. Headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., Surf also has offices in La Porte, Ind., Byron Center and Fowlerville, Mich., and Coal City and Rock Falls, Ill. Learn more at https://surfinternet.com.