Gene Crusie, Scott Franko, and Ryan Lafler share updates on fiber and quantum computing data
Mar 11, 2024 12:00 PM
Surf Internet and Quantum Corridor
Gene Crusie, Scott Franko, and Ryan Lafler share updates on fiber and quantum computing data

Please welcome Surf Internet's Chief Executive Officer—and fellow Elkhart Rotarian—Gene Crusie, as well as fellow Rotarian and Surf Internet's Director of Business Development and Community Relations, Scott Franko, for this special joint presentation. Gene and Scott will be joined by their partners at Quantum Corridor, including Ryan Lafler, President and Chief Technology Officer. Surf will talk about the status of deployment, current grant opportunities and innovations that fiber optic broadband can unlock. Quantum Corridor will talk about the Quantum computing data center being developed in Hammond, IN as well as what Quantum Computing means for our region.

About Surf Internet:

Our Mission: We believe high-speed, reliable internet service is the great equalizer. We’re on a mission to transform the future of our region by building an unparalleled network and providing world-class customer service in the communities where we live, work, and serve.

Our Values

  • Reliability is ingrained in our business. It starts from the moment we begin designing a network and extends through installation and customer support. We’re intentionally at our best for the people we serve.
  • Integrity is the way we do business. We live in the communities we serve, so we put our principles into action and deliver on our promises. We’re going the extra mile to bring the internet to your door. 
  • Innovation is in the very origins of our business. Since 2001, we’ve been developing revolutionary, creative ways to connect people to the things they care about. We’re aiming to change the world. 
  • Illumination is the mindset through which we approach problems. We work to illuminate our customers and communities by providing expert service, resources, and support. We’re working to light up the communities we serve.

We’re Aiming to Change the World

Gene Crusie serves as the visionary leader of Surf’s mission to transform the future of the Great Lakes Region by providing an essential gateway to connectivity through fiber internet. He believes that high-quality, reliable internet connectivity is the great equalizer, with limitless potential to reshape economic and educational futures. Since the early 1990s, Gene has played a pivotal role in the successful development and launch of dozens of internet service providers around the United States. In the last five years under his leadership, Surf Internet has acquired six other businesses, expanded into three states and has grown to a team of more than 125 people. Gene and the companies he leads have earned multiple awards, including the Junior Achievement Technology Hall of Fame, Ceragon Top North American VAR, Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Business of The Year, and the 1 Mile Tower Construction Award.

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