Ray Lipes, Manager of Service Operations, and Mark Jackson, Product Planner for the fiber optic network submission, shown with the award.
The Alleghany Chamber of Commerce and Tourism named nTelos its 2010 Business of the Year. nTelos was recognized for winning a broadband stimulus award from the U.S. Rural Utilities Service, and for building a fiber optic network in unserved and underserved areas of the Alleghany Highlands.
The project will add $16 million and 40 jobs to the area economy. The chamber recognized nTelos’ support as a small business advocate and a longtime corporate sponsor of community service organizations and events.