Rick Smith

City of Cortez, CO: General Services Director

Rick Smith,
General Services Director, City of Cortez Rick has over 30 y rs. experience in
procurement, materials management, Fiber networks, fiber optic outside plant construction,
information technology and project management for the City of Cortez. Ri ck started the
Govnet fiber system in 2000 expanded the network to include anchor institutions in 2005 and
in 2011 completed the Fiber to the Business phase 1 project for the Cortez Co mmunity
Network (CCN). The FTTB “O pen A ccess network is a combination a ctive and passive
optical network. Cortez is currently evaluating the expansion of the network for FTTH , and
recently completed a middle mile project within the City to bring connectivity to all anchor
institutions in all four quadrants of the City