United Fiber & Data mourns the loss of Felipe J. Alvarez, CEO
YORK, PA — April 29, 2020 — It is with profound shock and sadness that we announce that Felipe J. Alvarez, CEO of United Fiber & Data, unexpectedly passed away late Monday night. On behalf of our board of directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Felipe’s family during this difficult time. Felipe was an outstanding leader, visionary, and a tireless advocate for the telecommunication industry. But most importantly, Felipe was a beloved and devoted husband, father, and friend. We all will miss his kindness, humor, and tenacious spirit in our lives.
“Felipe was an exceptional colleague, a passionate, brilliant, and beloved leader, teacher, mentor, and friend. I was fortunate enough to know and work with Felipe for over a decade. With his passing we have lost a dear friend and inspiring person,”said Christopher Lodge, member of the board and COO of United Fiber & Data.
“With the passing of Felipe, United Fiber & Data has suffered a major loss. We will greatly miss him and his unmatched dedication to bringing positive change to the telecommunications industry,” said Andrew Paxton, president and general counsel of United Fiber & Data. “We are left with memories but are grateful that we had the opportunity to get to know Felipe, not just as a colleague but also as a friend.”
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We are all committed to continue Felipe’s work, and to ensure his vision is carried out for years to come. To accomplish this, the board of directors has named Christopher Lodge, member of the board and chief operating officer, as interim CEO of United Fiber & Data – effective immediately.
About United Fiber & Data, LLC
United Fiber & Data (UFD) is a privately held telecommunications company focused on providing secure, high-capacity, geographically diverse fiber optic connections and fully managed optical wavelength services in the northeastern United States. United Fiber & Data provides high-capacity pathway diversity far from the congestion and single points of failure associated with the I-95 corridor. United Fiber & Data’s diverse dark fiber network includes a wholly owned and operated high fiber count metro network including over 70 miles of laterals with over 350 buildings on net in New York City and a newly constructed long-haul fiber route of more than 400 miles connecting New York City and Ashburn, Virginia.
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