Teles Fremin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer

With more than 20 years of municipal utilities and telecommunications experience, Teles Fremin, P.E., is a recognized leader in the fiber broadband industry. Prior to joining CTC, she served as Director of LUS Fiber, the largest fiber-optic network in the State of Louisiana. As a founding member of the project, Teles pioneered one of the first municipally owned networks in the United States offering high-speed broadband technology to residents, businesses, and schools.

Serving more than 125,000 households, she led initiatives to expand connectivity to underserved areas, secure federal grant funding, and introduce new technology solutions and product lines to the market. Teles was responsible for leading the engineering, business, operations, and customer service teams – guiding revenue projection and financial analysis, strategic business planning and market analysis, and overseeing day-to-day operations.

As CTC’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Teles utilizes more than two decades of hands-on experience to provide engineering and technical oversight for telecommunications projects and services. Working closely with the CTO, she develops network technical analysis and strategy for state and local governments.

A broadband authority with public-sector expertise, Teles has spoken at local and national conferences on topics ranging from fiber deployment planning, broadband policy and industry insights to workforce challenges and customer service. She has served as a member of the board of directors for the Fiber Broadband Committee, and is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Actively training in business management skills and practices, Teles will be earning an MBA next year focused on quality management, ethical considerations, technological applications and community-focused impact.