Kinetic has named Johnny Montoya as the vice president of state government affairs for New Mexico and Oklahoma. Montoya recently served as director of state government relations for New Mexico State University (NMSU). In that role, he worked with local, state and federal officials as well as private entities to advance NMSU.
“Montoya has more than 15 years of public policy, government affairs and regulatory experience in both public and private sector environments. His work in the telecommunications industry has placed a strong focus on technology-related issues with an emphasis on broadband deployment and the telecommunications regulatory environment,” said Danny Ferguson, president of state operations in New Mexico and Oklahoma. “His experience in the telecommunications industry is invaluable to Kinetic as we continue our multi-year, $2 billion fiber investment and buildout across our 18-state footprint.”
In addition to working in government relations for the state of New Mexico, Montoya has state government relations experience in the telecommunication industry. Montoya also worked as the chief of staff for the New Mexico State Public Regulation Commission (PRC).
Montoya holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Kinetic is committed to deploying fiber services to communities across the 18-state footprint. This fast, reliable connection allows residential customers gig speeds to navigate the internet safely from home with no lag times while they work, school or stream entertainment services. Businesses ranging from small to enterprise can take advantage of the fiber-backed network to deploy solutions that make their companies more efficient and profitable such as OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN.
Kinetic by Windstream is a business unit of Windstream, a privately held communications and software company. Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. The company also offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. Additional information is available at GoKinetic.com. Follow us on Twitter at @GoKineticHome.