A Fiber Infrastructure Company

About Us

Arcadian is a fiber infrastructure company. We build and operate networks along unique right-of-ways. Our solutions provide Enterprise and Carrier customers increased network diversity, lower latency and direct rural market access between major US markets. The Arcadian team develops innovative right-of-way partnerships with rural and Native American communities to purposely stretch the Internet backbone through underserved markets.

What We Offer

As a neutral fiber infrastructure provider, Arcadian has two primary products - dark fiber and wavelength services. The Arcadian model intentionally enables customers to provide more granular services on top of the Arcadian network. Arcadian’s fiber-hungry customers have broad access to regeneration hut facilities and fiber breakout points. Lit services are provided as 100/400Gbps wavelengths, with a lit-to-dark option.

The Network

Phase 1 routes connect Salt Lake City to Phoenix, and Phoenix to Denver. A three-way fiber route convergence point will be created near Cameron.
Add/drop locations will be available within the Navajo Nation and throughout the states of Utah, Colorado, and Arizona, including Page, AZ and Flagstaff, AZ.

  • 1,300 route miles, 288-strand fiber
  • 23 colocation/regeneration facilities
  • 100/400Gbps wavelengths

Phase 1 routes scheduled for mid-2022 completion.
Phase 2 East and West routes under development.

Social Impact

Arcadian will bring economic development to rural US and tribal communities bypassed by current long-haul fiber infrastructure. Through use of Arcadian infrastructure in their businesses, our customers will enable significant employment opportunities, financial stability, and long-term sustainability in these communities. Your success story will drive their success story.

Dan Davis
CEO & Co-Founder

  • Former Executive of CenturyLink from 2003 to 2017 focused on long-haul fiber networks and $3 billion wholesale division. As V/P Corporate Strategy and Business Development, developed strategic alliances with Facebook, Microsoft and other content companies.
  • Former General Counsel and Head of Network Development at Digital Teleport, a start-up regional long-haul provider in 8 midwestern states. Led the sale of the company assets to CenturyLink in 2003.

Derek Garnier
President & Co-Founder

  • 30 years of fiber, data center and infrastructure experience including executive positions at Evocative Data Centers, Wave Division Holdings and Layer 42 Networks.
  • 20+ years of start-up and early stage development experience. Held sales, business and engineering roles with QTS Data Centers, AboveNet Communications, Global Crossing, Global Center, MFS Datanet, and Cabletron System.

Jeri Wolf
Engineering and Operations

  • 20+ years of fiber network design, rights-of-way, engineering, construction, project management, customer delivery and operations experience with CenturyLink, Qwest, OnFiber and MAStec.
  • As VP of CenturyLink from 2011 to 2018, led the network planning and capacity management of all western U.S. fiber networks.

Brandon Porter
General Counsel

  • 12 years’ experience as a legal specialist in telecommunications, commercial, and government sectors. Previously held positions as counsel and chief counsel for CenturyLink and World Wide Technology specializing in all aspects of infrastructure technology with a focus on legal contract negotiations with Fortune 500, hyperscale, and carrier customers.
  • Prior experience includes counsel and judge advocate positions with the Department of Justice, US Air Force, and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) supporting technology and telecommunications acquisitions and contract negotiations for the Department of Defense (DoD).

Andy Whipple

  • 30 years of financial and accounting experience at top firms including Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte.
  • 20 years of experience as CFO for telecommunications and industrial firms including Lightcore, CenturyLink, and Zoltek.

Vic Peterson
Sr. Director, Engineering & Construction

  • 30+ years of fiber network design, right of way engineering, and construction and Operations for MCI, Metromedia Fiber, AboveNet Communications, Zayo, Wave, and Microsoft.
  • As Executive Director of Operations, West Region for AboveNet, Vic ran all construction and operations in the Western US.

Mike Hazel

  • 40 years of experience in telecommunications, ROW engineering and permitting.  As technical consultant, advised and managed deployment and integration of the Navajo Nation LTE network including over 600 miles of fiber backhaul, 100+ microwave links and a Tier 3 Data Center.

Matt Rantanen
Partnering & Business Development

  • Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association & Tribal Digital Village Network, Vice Chairman(Former 2x Chair) of the Board for Native Public Media, 2x member of the FCC Native Nations Broadband Task Force, Co-Chair, National Congress of American Indians Tech/Telecom committee.

John Pignatelli

  • 35+ years sales experience in fiber, datacenter, and infrastructure including strategic sales positions at Exodus Communications, Savvis, Cable & Wireless, Abovenet, and Zayo.
  • Primary liaison to hyperscale content companies and Fortune 500 Enterprise.

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