Head of Broadband Operations
Robert Worden leads Fujitsu’s Broadband Operations in North America, bringing over 30 years of technology experience to this role. Robert leads teams that build, integrate, and manage data center systems, fiber and wireless networks, and their operating systems for municipal and state governments and electric utilities. Robert’s first Fujitsu engagement was to lead the network construction and operations for the first public-private broadband network in the United States.
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