Creighton University Receives 'Technology Innovator in Communications' Award
Highland Heights, KY - May 25, 2004 — General Cable and NextGen Fiber Optics L.L.C. are pleased to recognize Roderick Brokofsky with the ‘Technology Innovator in Communications’ award.
“The award recognizes communication market leaders that have demonstrated a high level of innovation in their approach to network design and cable system installations,” states Cedric Lindsay, Director of Marketing at NextGen Fiber Optics L.L.C.
As Director, Telecommunications at Creighton University, Rick’s forward-thinking approach to their 21st century network infrastructure lead to the deployment of Blolite™ — blown optical fiber technology, as a financially strategic approach that provides built-in capacity. Award recipients typically adopt innovative products that contribute to the robustness of data and voice networks.
Creighton University’s on-going commitment to their students is to provide a cutting-edge learning and living environment, seamlessly integrating technology into their academic environment. “Rick’s choice of a blown optical fiber network is only one way in which he has demonstrated this commitment to building a flexible, dynamic communications network at Creighton that will help this prestigious university continue to offer a state of the art learning environment for years to come.” says Trish Dawson, Manager of Market Development at NextGen Fiber Optics.
Brokofsky has served as Creighton University’s Director of Telecommunications since 1996. He manages an extensive Ethernet network with over 22,000 data jacks and 6,500 voice stations. With over 25 years of telecommunications experience, Rick demonstrates both a broad background in technology and an eagerness to embrace new industry innovations that improve the quality of his network.
Creighton is an independent, comprehensive university operated by the Jesuits. Creighton has been ranked at or near the top of Midwestern universities in the U.S. News & World Report magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition for more than a decade.
NextGen Fiber Optics L.L.C. is a privately held joint venture between GenStone Acquisition Company, L.L.C. and General Cable that manufactures fiber optic cables and produces other products for the telecommunications, original equipment manufacturer, electrical/data distributors and military/specialty markets. Visit our website at ww.nextgenfiberoptics.com.
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