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Chris Walker

Telecommunications Director

Chris has been with NoaNet since 2001 and has acted as department head for many of NoaNet’s critical functions, including Network Operations and Engineering, Outside Plant Construction, Network Operations Center, Professional Services, and Community Outreach.  Currently as the Telecommunications Director, he delivers on network growth and expansion, strategic planning, capital development of the outside plant, and broadband planning for emerging public benefit networks. He was the executive director of the NoaNet BTOP construction build-out and sets the architectural direction of the network facilities throughout the state. Prior to NoaNet, Chris served 12 years in the armed forces in various management and leadership roles.

Chris Walker | Telecommunications Director | NoaNet
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