Paul Bunyan Communications CEO Recognized For Business Leadership
The CEO of Paul Bunyan Communications has been recognized by Twin Cities Business Magazine as one of the ‘100 People to Know.’ Gary Johnson will be featured in the December 2016 edition of the publication, according to a press release.
The list highlights 100 Minnesotans that people in business should observe, seek out and learn from for the year ahead. The goal of the publication was to identify those who are expected to impact local business, the regional economy and quality of life in 2017.
Johnson will be featured in the ‘Pioneers’ category for the company’s innovation, growth and continued deployment of the latest technology including one of the largest rural all-fiber optic networks in the country.
“On behalf of our entire amazing team at Paul Bunyan Communications, I am honored to be named one of TCB’s 100 People to Know,” said Johnson in part in a statement. “It is their hard work, talent, and dedication that has empowered our cooperative to be a pioneer in the telecommunications industry. We’re proof that when you combine a commitment to rural service, a laser-like focus on communications technologies, and the courage to imagine and pursue what’s next, there is very little that is not possible.”
“As we learned more about Paul Bunyan Communications in the People to Know selection process, it was amazing to see the incredible amount of forward thinking the cooperative has shown over the past 20 years, time and again leading the way in providing the very latest in technology to its members. To talk with Gary and see one of the largest rural all-fiber optic Gigabit networks being rolled out so rapidly in northern Minnesota is inspiring. By highlighting his leadership and the GigaZone initiative hopefully it will lead to similar projects throughout rural Minnesota.” said Dale Kurschner, Twin Cities Business Magazine Editor in Chief, in the press release.
Paul Bunyan Communications’ fiber optic network reaches over 5,000 square miles throughout most of Beltrami County and portions of Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching and St. Louis Counties.