Contact Us

Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold to Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 – Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, will begin a planned retirement on September 30, 2018 after over three decades in the telecommunications industry and seven years at the helm of the Fiber Broadband Association, formerly the Fiber to the Home Council Americas.

The Fiber Broadband Association and the industry as a whole has Heather to thank for many of its notable firsts: the first of its kind Community Toolkit Conference and online Community Toolkit, the industry's first GDP study linking economic growth to fiber, unprecedented research connecting the importance of fiber to housing issues, the first major white paper on fiber's importance to 5G, and more.

"Heather has been a true leader in our association and prepared us for this next phase of all-fiber deployment, most recently overseeing the rebranding and relaunch of this body as the Fiber Broadband Association," said Chairman of the Fiber Broadband Association Board Scott Jackson. "Her commitment to the power of technology to change our communities is a true inspiration to all of us and she has, in my view, accelerated the connected future."

"We expect my replacement as President and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association to be announced in time for the 2018 Fiber Connect," said Heather. "It has been an honor to serve as President and CEO, and I cannot overstate how wonderful it has been to work on behalf and with all of the organization's members, partners, and friends."

About the Fiber Broadband Association

The Fiber Broadband Association—formerly the Fiber to the Home Council Americas—is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all-fiber optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business, and everywhere.

The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while counting on its members to lead the organization forward, to collaborate with industry allies, and to propel fiber optic deployment forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations, and people have worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at


1 Like
Recent Stories
Fiber Broadband Association Elects New Chair and Board of Directors

Fiber Broadband Association Releases Broadband Experience Index

Study Finds that FCC Should Update Performance Weighting Methodology for Auctions