LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kinetic has named Deana Perry as the vice president of state government affairs for Georgia. Perry most recently served as executive director of the rural broadband program at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. In that role, she provided planning, deployment, and incentives for broadband services and other emerging communications technologies throughout the state.
“Perry’s deep experience in deploying fiber to rural areas is invaluable to Kinetic as we continue our multi-year $2 billion fiber investment and buildout across our 18-state footprint,” said Michael Foor, president of state operations in Georgia. “She knows how to work across multiple groups, both public and private, to make these projects happen. We could not be more excited about Perry joining Kinetic.”
In addition to her time with Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Perry also served as community and economic development representative for the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, working with communities to develop broadband strategy and deployment plans with an emphasis on economic development in rural areas of northwest Georgia. Before that, she managed a $21 million broadband technology opportunities program grant through the Appalachian Valley Fiber Network, deploying over 500 miles of fiber in northwest Georgia and Alabama.
Perry holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University. She and her husband Tim, an attorney in Chattooga County, have one son and reside in Trion.
Kinetic is committed to deploying fiber services to communities across the 18-state footprint. This fast, reliable connection allows residential customers gig speeds to navigate the internet safely from home with no lag times while the work, school or stream entertainment services. Businesses ranging from small to enterprise can take advantage of the fiber-backed network to deploy solutions that make their companies more efficient and profitable such as OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN.
Kinetic by Windstream is a business unit of Windstream, a privately held communications and software company. Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. The company also offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. Additional information is available at GoKinetic.com. Follow us on Twitter at @GoKineticHome.