The Face of Modern Connectivity
Josh Descant’s role as CEO of REV Broadband–the parent company of EATEL, Reserve Telecommunications Company (RTC), Vision Communications and VENYU–has never felt more crucial. Connecting communities from the capital city of Baton Rouge to the water-and-sand-seekers of Grand Isle and all parts in between with consistent and future-facing technology is a challenge Descant and his team wake up to face each day.
“Now, more than ever, staying connected is vital to not only our jobs and our children’s educations,” says Descant. “But it’s central to who we are as human beings.”
“We’re social beings currently forced into rather isolated settings where traditional modes of socialization have been altered,” says Descant. “And as we see families and communities forced to come up with creative means to remain connected, our team simply has to offer a network that matches that very creativity and the demands of the people of South Louisiana.”
Linking the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Terrebonne, West Baton Rouge and parts of Jefferson, this locally led and growing network is lit up with over 2,700 miles of fiber and connects 60,000 South Louisiana customers.
“Each day, our 400-plus employees rise to the responsibility of being the principal and constant conduit that ensures communities and families remain linked throughout the duration of these trying times,” says Descant.
Descant and his entire team fervently believe that Louisiana’s communities–be it rural, remote or urban–deserve equitable access to modern day technology when it comes to Internet access.
And while reliable connectivity is something most customers come to expect, Descant’s team recognizes the current need beyond the everyday expectation and is driven by a purpose to not only earn the trust of communities in their homes and their businesses, but to deliver uninterrupted and cutting-edge connections across an industry-leading, fiber-rich network.
“While 2020 has been a year burdened with challenges, it’s also been a year of creativity synergized by a desire to reach out to loved ones,” says Descant. “Our team has just been honored to help South Louisiana both keep that desire burning and effortless to achieve.”