SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

September 16, 2008 11:20 ET

Anti-Phone Company Executive Shoots Straight in New Blog

American Fiber Systems Chief, Dave Rusin, Blogs About a Host of Telecom Topics Including Being Better Than Entrenched Phone Companies

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Telecom isn't known for truth-tellers, but Dave Rusin, Founder, President and CEO of American Fiber Systems (AFS), sets aside worries of ruffling the feathers of big phone companies, Wall Street analysts and policy-makers with his new blog, Telecom Straight Shooter. With the blog launch, the 25-year telecom veteran and well-known "calls it like he sees it" executive effectively levels the industry playing field by providing an easy information sharing scene for anyone looking for an educated, truthful, and often blunt, view of telecommunications today.

Telecom Straight Shooter has been called the "online place to go for anyone who has ever felt like they were getting double-talk, side-stepping information from their phone company" by industry insiders and covers topics such as Ma Bell, the telecom bubble, telecom industry trends, economic factors affecting the telecom industry and the effects of sub prime on the telecom industry.

"I founded American Fiber Systems for one reason and one reason only: to provide better products and customer service than the phone company," says Rusin, Founder, President and CEO of AFS. "And I'm doing the Telecom Straight Shooter blog for only one reason as well: to give customers an open honest representation of what's really going on in the telecom industry."

Rusin's company, AFS, recently ranked #21 in Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Private Telecom Companies in the U.S. You can read more telecommunications news and analysis from Dave Rusin or subscribe to Telecom Straight Shooter to receive the latest, no-nonsense telecom insights.

American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large and mid-sized enterprises in ten markets nationwide. For more information on their award winning connectivity, visit

About Telecom Straight Shooter

Dave Rusin is the Telecom Straight Shooter. With a philosophy forged by lessons from the rise and fall of telecom in the 1990's, he operates to get one thing right -- being better than the entrenched phone companies. Dave started the web's top blog for straight talk about the telecom industry because he believes in open communication and treating his customers as he would want to be treated himself. And, he would want the most honest and informative information available... straight from the telecom executive office. His "Straight Shooter" style is intelligent, provocative, and in most cases challenges the long accepted purveyors of status quo. Dave "calls 'em like he sees 'em," even if it ruffles the feathers of Ma Bell, Wall Street analysts, or the very policy makers that regulate his industry. He wouldn't have it any other way. After all, the softest pillow is a clear conscience, and Dave sleeps well at night. Visit http://www.TelecomStraightSho for a daily dose of insight into the world of telecommunications as only Dave Rusin can offer it. Dave Rusin, the Telecom Straight Shooter.

About American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels;" wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company.

Contact Information

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    A.R. Brache
    American Fiber Systems
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