Elizabeth Page, Ribbon’s Sr. Director of National Sales, leads a team focused on the needs of rural telco and utility customers. With more than twenty years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Elizabeth brings a deep understanding and expertise to her position. Prior to Ribbon, she served in senior positions at GENBAND and Nortel. A native of North Carolina, Elizabeth holds a BEng in industrial Engineering from North Carolina State and a certificate in Management Essentials from Harvard Business School Online. She is a frequent contributor on issues related to her customers’ specific concerns and challenges including bridging the digital divide and the advent of uTelcos.
A podcast with Elizabeth Page and Aaron Young, chief operating officer at Tri-Co Connections, a fiber broadband provider in rural Pennsylvania powered by Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, and a customer of Ribbon's.
Electric cooperatives are increasingly taking on the role of traditional communications service providers and bringing high-speed internet access to their local customers and residents. (Article starts on p 16)
Sean Buckley, Editor in Chief, Broadband Communities, speaks with Elizabeth Page about the digital divide and other rural broadband issues.