Horizon has been providing telecommunications services to Southern Ohio for over 125 years and expanding enterprise-grade fiber services for over 10 years. Founded in 1895 as the Home Telephone Company, our organization began offering local telephone service and grew to accommodate the ever changing needs of our customers, community, and employees. Today, Horizon is divided into two sectors: Residential with Small Business and Enterprise Fiber.
Our Residential and Small Business division delivers Internet, phone, digital video, security, and broadband services to several counties in southern Ohio.
Our Enterprise Fiber division delivers fiber-optic Ethernet, Internet and cloud-based Hosted Voice services in Ohio, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and Indiana with data center connectivity and backhaul services that span up to Chicago, IL.
In our long company history, we have grown and evolved our business for the technological changes and innovation that the telecommunications industry demanded; all the while never losing site on the one thing that has remained a staple to our success – our superior customer service and unmatched responsiveness.
Our business expanded from being the first to offer cable television and Internet service in Ross County to providing cutting-edge voice, video and broadband services throughout Ohio and bordering states. Our mission is to provide peace of mind to our customers and their end users by delivering high-quality, highly reliable network technology for business, entertainment, and communication. We are different than other telecommunications companies because we strive to understand our customers’ needs and concerns when tailoring the perfect, customizable, flexible solution for their home or business. Our customers get the convenience of quality service from a local company who is committed to providing positive customer experiences.
Horizon’s roots are grown in Ohio, while our wings are expanding in the Midwest. Locally we have supported many organizations in the community, including the United Way, Tecumseh!, the Chillicothe Paints Baseball Club, Junior Achievement, 4H, Red Cross and more. Through sponsorship, volunteering and donations, we are able to give back to the community that has always supported us.
We strive to continue this hometown commitment to other communities we serve. We are active Chamber members and technology leaders in many of the counties we service and continually look for organizations we can contribute our volunteer time and donations to. In Columbus we partner with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation and The Columbus Early Learning Centers. At Horizon, we take business personal and that means making our communities personal.
WE ARE YOUR TRUE FIBER NETWORK PARTNER
Business is Changing
With businesses becoming more and more reliant on data connections, old technologies such as copper cable, isn’t holding up to new standards. More business is done through cloud services, streaming, VoIP and AI than ever before. These evolving applications are making fiber the new standard for reliable connectivity, even for the smallest of enterprise businesses. Horizon’s innovative culture has been preparing for growing data needs for decades. We saw the need to build a fiber network from the ground up while others were simply over-lashing their old network. In some cases this might work, but in many, this is only a temporary solution that won’t allow for scalability. Our network is designed and constructed with scalability in mind.
Scalability and Bandwidth
As a true partner to our customers, we want to see their businesses grow and know that with an old legacy network, data growth may not be probable. Our fiber network has the capability for higher bandwidth so when your business needs more, we can supply it. You’ll experience a greater ease in your workflow with the speed and symmetry our fiber offers.
Speed and Symmetry
We understand that you need to work quickly in order to service your customers and compete with your competition. You need the ability to upload just as fast as you download, have clear communication without dropping calls or freezing video conferences. We offer symmetrical speeds up to 100 GB per second! You will be able to run your business over your cloud applications and streaming devices without fearing constant disconnects and glitchy communication.
CAREERS AT HORIZON
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Horizon has a long history in the telecommunications industry. From starting as the Home Telephone Company over 120-years ago to building a multi-state fiber-based network to serve our customers’ current and future needs, Horizon prides itself on history, innovation and advanced technology.
When you join Horizon’s team, you’re not just receiving competitive pay, great benefits and generous vacation time, you’re tapping into our forward-looking commitment to technology and our decades-long tradition of excellence.
At Horizon, we practice servant leadership because our customers matter to us. Each person we interact with is treated as a true partner, and our customers experience our care regularly.
Horizon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other characteristics protected by federal or state law.
Horizon is seeking team members who are:
Hungry – Driven to learn, motivated by excellence and strives for more
Humble – Confident but not arrogant
Smart – Knowledgeable with great interpersonal skills
If you embody these traits and are interested in joining the Horizon team, please explore the job listings below.Join Our Team
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Taking Place June 23, Panel Explores Challenges and Opportunities for Network Providers as Broadband Access Initiatives Expand COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 17, 2021 – Horizon, a fiber-optic broadband company operating out of Columbus, Ohio, announces its participation on Connected2Fiber’s Virtual Roundtable: Beyond the Bill: Broadband Access to all Americans – Implications, Challenges and Opportunities for […]Read Full Article
Horizon Expands Fiber Optic Network Bringing Gigabit Speeds to Chillicothe CHILLICOTHE, OH – June 9, 2021 – Horizon, an Ohio-based regional fiber broadband company, has announced plans to continue upgrading and expanding its fiber optic services to businesses and homes in Chillicothe. For 125 years, Horizon has been building communities and networks, helping people do […]Read Full Article
Meet the team
James (Jim) Capuano
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
James (Jim) Capuano was named Horizon’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on July 23, 2020. Jim has over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Horizon, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FirstLight Fiber, in Albany, NY. During his time with FirstLight, Jim oversaw multiple major network expansion initiatives and the integration of more than nine separate acquisitions that ultimately resulted in the largest fiber optic network in Northern New England and New York State. Jim’s other professional roles have included Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Unite Private Networks, in Kansas City, MO, COO at Veroxity Technology Partners, in Bedford, MA and Vice President of Engineering and Operations at RCN Metro, in Westborough, MA. In these positions, he led telecommunications engineering and operations, network construction, expansion selections and planning, product development, vendor assessment and selection, marketing, technical sales and business support.
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Glenn Lytle joined the team in 2019 as the Chief Revenue Officer where he oversees the development and growth in Horizon’s enterprise space. He has over 20 years of experience in successfully building sales teams and expanding networks in the MidWest with his prior Vice President roles at Segra (formerly Lumos Networks) and Comcast. Glenn has sat on the Board of Directors for several Chamber of Commerce and technology councils.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Pete Holland a 30-year veteran in the communications industry, including 19 years as CFO of both public and private companies. Pete is currently the CFO of Horizon, a regional fiber-optic network provider offering broadband services in southern and eastern Ohio, the Columbus and Indianapolis metropolitan markets and parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan with headquarters in Chillicothe, Ohio. Earning his CPA license in 1990, although currently inactive, he began his career with Ernst and Young’s telecommunications consulting division. He later worked in several business development and strategy positions with Nextel and was a founding partner of The Pinnacle Group, a telecommunications consultancy. He has served on various industry boards throughout his career.
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
Meredith Irwin joined Horizon’s engineering team in 2011 as the company was expanding into southern and eastern Ohio. Following completion of her MBA, Meredith joined the finance team in 2015. Meredith soon became the primary modeling and forecasting “point person” for Horizon’s executives and Board of Directors where she provided integral, in-depth leadership analyses. Now, as Horizon’s Vice President of Finance, she coordinates with the finance and accounting teams, works directly with primary equity partner (Novacap), lenders, and external counsel, leads the forecasting and budgeting processes, and champions M&A activity alongside the CFO. Beyond the office, Meredith enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Brian Riley is a visionary transformation champion who is passionate about technology. In his current capacity as Senior Vice President of Operations at Horizon, he has been able to apply this passion to help drive a rural communications company into a high-growth, private equity backed powerhouse. Prior to joining Horizon, Brian served in multiple senior executive and leadership roles for Frontier Communications and Verizon throughout the United States. He currently resides in the Columbus, Ohio area with his wife Erinn, two daughters and their Irish Setter dog. He and his family enjoy traveling, camping, flying, and playing several sports together!
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CARRIER & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Joey Holibaugh, a graduate from Wooster College, is a talented and seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in Telecom. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as enterprise, wholesale and carrier sales, market expansion, merger integration, profit and loss reporting (P&L), and both financial strategy and long term budgetary oversight. With an abundance of sales and sales leadership experience, Joey has a strong understanding of how to turn complex strategies into simple actionable plans.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Trevor Kendall is an action-oriented Change Agent providing direction and oversight for all strategic HR initiatives. He is a long-standing member of Horizon’s Executive team and is the lead negotiator in labor union matters. In addition to his extensive HR leadership experience, he has held various operational leadership roles during his 20+ years with Horizon. Trevor previously served as President and 5-year Board member of the SHRM-affiliated South Central Ohio Human Resource Council and carries both Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credentials. He has also served on various community Boards and committees and is a Certified Trainer of Crucial Conversations. Trevor strives to ensure Horizon is an employer people desire to work for and supports a culture where candor, respect, and strong teamwork co-exist.