Judd Carothers is a Co-Founder of DF&I and the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He serves as DF&I’s expert in designing best-in-class network and marrying customer needs with dependable fiber solutions. Judd has led the construction of over 10,000 route miles of telecommunications infrastructure in Tier 1, 2 and 3 markets and has a successful track record in contract negotiations and procurement with wireline, wireless and cloud-based providers. Prior to founding DF&I, Judd co-founded USA Fiber, Inc., another provider of dark fiber & conduit infrastructure. Earlier in his career, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations, Engineering and Construction at Fiberlight LLC. Judd earned a BA in English and Economics from Southwest Texas State University.