Archuleta County Broadband Services Management Office: Technical Director
Eric serves as the Technical Director of the Archuleta County Broadband Services Management Office (BSMO), with a focus on the engineering and technical aspects of broadband and network projects coordinated by the BSMO. The local firm Eric founded and owns, Echo IT Consulting, provides technology and network support for many anchor institutions in Archuleta County, including the Town of Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County Government, Archuleta School District #50 JT and the Pagosa Springs Medical Center. This gives Eric a practical, “outcome-based” focus to the local and regional need for additional broadband capacity, middle mile redundancy, and the overall quality of the end result. His background with networking and fiber optics, in particular, go back to supporting DOD installations throughout the world beginning in the late 1990’s. As a Western Colorado native, Eric is passionate about improving rural broadband and bringing high-quality, reliable Internet to as many businesses and residents in Western Colorado as he can.