The Full Story
Fibersmith was founded in 2013 by Donny Smith with a mission to expand broadband internet access to rural and historically underserved areas.
Our team of seasoned professionals bring innovative ideas and well-earned expertise to each project they undertake.
Fibersmith Engineering specializes in fiber network design and telecommunications grant and loan applications, focusing on providers aiming to close the digital divide in rural areas.
Our engineers are experts at designing and expanding your fiber network to reach customers in more communities. Our plant management team can help you troubleshoot your existing network or shorten the window from design to construction.
When it comes to partnering with an engineering firm to optimize the lifecycle of your broadband network, experience matters.
With our team, clients tap into:
Wide-ranging industry experience acquired as former ISP operators and owners.
Technical knowledge of a wide array of broadband network and services.
Management insight into the aspects of successful business operations.
A structured approach to project management.
Location-specific experience and regional knowledge.
"There is an immediate opportunity to connect people and communities in ways that will forever alter this country's digital landscape. At Fibersmith, we take pride in helping our clients realize their aspirations of bringing high-speed broadband to underserved communities."
— Donny Smith, Fibersmith CEO
Fibersmith also continues to meet the telecom industry’s needs with Vision Software, started in 2017 by Josh Johnson. Vision’s location-first approach, along with its lean-practice workflows and third-party integrations create a system that avoids swivel-chair and prioritizes consistency in all business practices.
We know when it comes to selecting a software to run your ISP, experience matters. With Vision's team, clients tap into:
A combined 80+ years of telecommunications experience
Technical knowledge of a wide array of broadband networks and services
Management insight into the aspects of successful business operations
A structured approach to process management and best practices for providers of all sizes
Vision is built from a hard-earned foundation to support providers in their next stage of expansion.
"Combining geospatial data, lean process strategies and automation is essential for telecommunication providers to be successful. As society continues to become more dependent on broadband technologies, it is critical to use a system that promotes process improvement through cycles of learning. Quick evolution allows providers to scale ahead of the demand curve."
— Josh Johnson, Fibersmith CIO