New General Manager Coming to TLSN


We are excited to announce we found the ideal candidate for General Manager at TLSN.  Mike Miller will officially join the TLSN Team on February 1, 2022.

Please read more about Mike below.


Mike Miller is owner-operator of Mid -America Network Advisors Inc., a telecom consulting firm focused on the various needs of telecom centric entities.

Most recently, he was the lead consultant for a large municipality concerning their FTTH initiative, successfully securing their path to ninety percent

broadband coverage with no investment of city funds.

Mike has twenty-five plus years of experience in the telecom industry ranging from, switch technician, salesman, V.P. and City Director of Houston,

VP of Sales for a large Independent to Interim General Manager and owner-operator. He has successfully negotiated contracts with cellular entities,

fiber providers, railroads, municipalities, and …

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General Manager Job Opening Correction


Please note there was a mistake made in the original posting for the GM job opening.  The correct email to send your resume is  


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TLSN is Taking Applications for a General Manager


TLSN is a consortium of 41 Rural Telecommunications Carriers in Texas. Our Member Owners have been providing quality services to rural Texas customers for 50 to 100 years. TLSN was established in 1998 to coordinate the completion of the Member owned statewide fiber optic network. TLSN works with its 41 Member Companies making them the primary focus as noted by our motto “Member Owned, Member Focused, Member Driven”.  TLSN’s main office is currently located at 107 Meadowlakes Dr., Marble Falls, Texas, with employees located throughout the state.  Our ideal candidate is one who values and benefits from social networking inside and outside of the industry.  The GM will have comprehensive financial and operational responsibilities and will report directly to the Board of Directors. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

          Knowledge of telecommunications …

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TSLN Annual Meeting 2021


We had our first "Stand Alone" TLSN Annual Meeting on July 21 - 23, 2021.  Thank you to all that made it a huge success.  TLSN began the three day Annual meeting festivities with a Golf Tournament held at Delaware Springs Golf Course in Burnet, TX.  Day two was filled with speakers from numerous vendors along with our very own David Schmid and Scott Martin.  Day three wrapped up with the Annual Membership meeting with Board elections.  We appreciate everyone taking the time out to join us for a very informative meeting filled with good food, great speakers, and goal oriented networking fellowship.

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David Schmid Promoted to Director of Operations


TLSN is proud to announce David Schmid has been promoted to Director of Operations.  David has over 30 years’ experience in the telecom industry.  David has been a tremendously valuable member of the TLSN Staff for 17 years.  David served as Sr Network Engineer for 9 years and then was promoted to Operations Manager in 2012.  David has engineered, planned, coordinated, and executed every TLSN expansion project and network upgrade for the past 8 years as Operations Manager.  David has guided the growth of TLSN from SONET to our first Optical DWDM, IP/MPLS deployment of 13 Cisco ASR9K routers, and now to our new Cisco 200G Packet Optical DWDM system.

David is highly respected by all the TLSN Members who are segment owners in the network.  Large TLSN national carrier customers are all familiar with David’s professionalism and have very positive experiences with David and his …

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