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MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT | TWIN LAKES | JONATHAN WEST
By: Zach Buckner | 04.29.16

Twin Lakes has been providing progressive telecommunications and leading technology to the Upper Cumberland area for over 65 years.  While many things have changed since 1951, Twin Lakes’ unwavering commitment to our customers and the communities we serve has not.

Today Twin Lakes’ fiber network connects homes, businesses, and communities with the power to change lives, drive economic development, improve education and healthcare – and so much more.
 
Twin Lakes has most recently expanded our footprint throughout the Greater Cookeville area by building a robust, state-of-the art, fiber network.  Twin Lakes most recently opened our newest office located at 340 South Jefferson Avenue and will offer fiber-optic broadband services to Cookeville-area businesses and will also be a service hub where all Twin Lakes customers can go for customer service and to pay bills.  The new location will also be the home of Twin Lakes Security. We understand the most important feature of our broadband network is the potential it holds, but the key to unlocking that potential is you. Twin Lakes’ network ensures that the tools are available to our local businesses so they can compete regionally, nationally or even globally for years to come.  We look forward to continuing to light up the future.
 
Jonathan West serves as General Manager and CEO of Twin Lakes.  He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor’s degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering.  He has been with Twin Lakes since 2001 as an Engineering Intern, Facilities Engineer, and Plant Engineer.  Since that time Jonathan served in engineering and management roles, including Assistant General Manager, until being named General Manager in 2010 and then CEO of the Corporation.  He has various technical certifications related to telecommunications, networking, and fiber optic facilities.  Jonathan currently serves as the Chairman of the Highlands Economic Partnership, Chairman of iRis Networks, Vice President of the Tennessee Telecommunications Association, and President of the Tennessee Rural Communications Cooperative Association.  He serves on the board of directors for the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, NTCA Rural Broadband PAC, Codero Hosting Inc., and on the Industry Committee for the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association. He is former President of the Kentucky/Tennessee Engineers Association.