Herb Kuryliw is Director of NIUNet Broadband Solutions developing high speed networks used for research advancement, administrative resources, academic initiatives and economic development for over 20 years. He is the Director of Business Development for iFiber through his affiliation with Northern Illinois University. He has development strategic partnerships with local governments, research facilities and private companies to share the costs of network infrastructures and promote the design of advanced networks in the Northern Illinois region.
In 2010, Kuryliw was the program manager and grant writer for the iFiber grant valued at $62.5M installing more than 900 miles of fiber developing a 100 Gigabit network used by over 500 community anchor institutions. Other successful grants Herb has written are a $15M grant for a 143-mile fiber optic network for the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority (DATA) in DeKalb County and a $22M Illinois Rural HealthNet (IRHN) grant that provides a high speed fiber optic network for the State of Illinois healthcare facilities.
Herb has 34 years of technical, managerial and administrative experience in advanced communication networks. He represented NIU on the Governors Broadband Deployment Council, The Illinois Fiber Resource Group (iFiber), one of the Board of Directors, The Illinois Municipal Broadband Communications Association (IMBCA) as Secretary of the Board of Directors, The Illinois Century Network Advanced Engineering Taskforce (AET), and The Northern Illinois Technology Triangle Technical Committee (NITT). Herb’s educational background includes an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences from McHenry County College and Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Computer Science at NIU.