Barry Walton

Corning: Solutions Architect

Barry Walton is in his 47th year in telecom and serves as a SR Broadband Solutions Architect for Corning Optical Communications. Barry joined Corning 6 years ago after 37 years at a Canadian telecom company where he championed the deployment of FTTH, providing the strategy and planning for over 130 communities. His expertise lies in business case creation, operations planning, large-scale network planning, reducing costs and deployment strategies for successful access network builds.

Barry’s approach as an impartial technical expert, who fosters an environment that encourages diverse perspectives. In his current role, Barry is focused on developing and implementing innovative solutions, to reduce labor in deploying fiber to the home in rural communities. Barry has served a term on the North American Fiber to the Home Council board of directors and currently is an active member of the FBA technology committee. He has delivered numerous presentations on various aspects of FTTH at many national and regional conferences. He is highly respected by his peers with his extensive real-world experience and expertise, deploying FTTH networks.