Fiberutilities Network Services (FNS) is a specialty division of FG. FNS is a professional management company, providing business strategy, operations management, planning, building and operating services, and field resources. FNS provides full operational control of enterprise LAN and WAN networks at the operational and data link level, including monitoring and maintenance of the physical network. FNS also provides design, planning, and construction services for any new network required.
FNS prides itself on one simple promise, network better.
FNS has been around for over a decade, dedicated to helping the Iowa Communications Network(ICN) upgrade its infrastructure and bring increased connectivity across the state of Iowa.Read More
We do anything and everything that keeps your network running. Seriously. Imagine one point of contact for all of your network needs. That’s us. We also offer more than any network vendor. Our team connects the different components of your business for transformative solutions that deliver exponential value. We’re like a trusted advisor or business partner. Here to help. That’s how it should be, right?Contact Us
Strategic Communications Management, network management, dark fiber assets, Federal Broadband Program Management, wide area networks, local area networks, network operations, RFP management, funding process management, Healthcare Connect Fund, Network evaluations, private networks, contract aggregation, Technical support, IT resources, Technology strategy, Private network consulting, System integrations, WAN consulting, and LAN consulting.
Scot Eberle brings 40 years of business experience, including extensive success in the telecommunications arena, to his role of CEO of FG. A tested leader of successful teams, Mr. Eberle has held a variety of executive level positions within the communications industry with MCI Communications, McLeodUSA, 3M and Lanier. Mr. Eberle has served on the Board of Directors and as Co-Chairman for leading technology organizations and endeavors. He is routinely retained as an expert in the field of emerging technology, with television presentations and other public appearances dealing with the future of technology.
Steve Knapp, CPA, CGMA, is a seasoned business leader with expertise in business management, financial analysis, operations and taxes. Steve has a unique ability to manage through the change, helping companies maximize value and stability through resource development and strategic problem-solving skills. Established in 2004, Steve is a founding member of FG and today serves as President and CFO. Prior to FG, Mr. Knapp worked in Private Wealth Management, managing investments, small business development, private foundations and estate assets.
Technology executive who understands how to use technology to help an organization meet its mission, vision, and business goals. Successfully integrated existing enterprise systems and human talent into new information technology platforms and processes. Experienced in a diverse range of industries in a wide range of international settings. The driver of IT innovation and optimization throughout complex organizations.
Kent Van Metre is a communications professional with more than 30 years of management experience in the communications industry spanning the wireless, data, CLEC, interconnect and cable television sectors. Mr. Van Meter’s marketing experience includes positions as Director of Marketing for the Western United States for Sprint Cellular and as Director of Marketing for advanced telecommunications services for McLeodUSA. Mr. Van Metre served as Iowa General Manager for Spring and for Inter-Tel Technologies, GM and Direct or Market Operations for Ohio and 360° Com and as Vice President and General Manager for McLeodUSA.
At your side. At your service. That’s FG. It all started with a simple idea: Connection. Back then, FG was known as Fiberutilities Group, but the same entrepreneurial spirit continues to inspire our evolution as a team. We’ve always endeavored to be a great place to work and an even greater partner for our clients.About Us
The Healthcare Connect Fund provides support for broadband connectivity to eligible health care providers. But providers must prove eligibility in order to receive support from the Healthcare Connect Fund. It’s a process that’s difficult to navigate and demands creative positioning. That’s where we come in.FundCapture
Wide Area Networks. Local Area Networks. Strategic Services. FG manages, monitors and maintains every element of your network infrastructure. Our team works with you to understand the unique challenges facing your business.Learn More