Contact: Kristi Pollard
August 1, 2022 970-270-5594

Colorado Central Telecom Welcomes a New CEO
Buena Vista, CO – On July 18, 2022, the shareholders of Colorado Central Telecom
(CCT) approved the sale of the company to Chaffee County business leader, Carlin
Walsh. “As the leading, local choice for telecom in South Central Colorado, we were
thrilled when a local businessman like Carlin came to us as a prospective buyer,” said
Ralph Abrams, Founder and Former CEO. “Someone who understands first-hand the
needs of the communities Colorado Central Telecom serves will be invaluable as they
grow the network and continue to provide the best support to its customers.”

Walsh, a longtime resident of Chaffee County, and a rural Colorado native, comes to
CCT with a strong business background and financial acumen having served as the
founder and CEO of Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs since 2011. Walsh is
also an Executive Board Member of Chaffee County Economic Development, where he
has worked on economic resiliency for the South Central Colorado region since 2013.
Walsh will retain his ownership of Elevation Beer Company while advocating for the
modernization of Colorado liquor laws.

“I am honored to be able to serve as the CEO for Colorado Central Telecom and work
to ensure that rural Colorado has the best telecom choices and technologies available
to them,” said Walsh. “I understand how critical broadband is to our local businesses
and families. I also know that customer service and a live voice on the end of a phone is
important. At the end of the day, I have to look my neighbor in the eye at the grocery
store and tell them that I’ve provided them with the best product and service that I
possibly can. I look forward to doing just that while continuing to invest in our local
economy and community partnerships. I would also be remiss if I did not thank my
Elevation Beer Company team and customers for their ongoing support.”

In a statement to the CCT employees announcing the leadership change, Walsh shared
the following, “We are a collective of intelligent folks working as a team to
move the South-Central Colorado region forward into the 21st century. This will not
happen by the work of one person, but by the hard work of this entire team. It is an
honor to join you as your CEO, and I look forward to the work we will all do together.”

CCT, based in Buena Vista Colorado, will maintain its headquarters there while
continuing to serve rural South-Central Colorado.


Colorado Central Telecom is the local choice for internet services. Serving
Gunnison, Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Custer, and Huerfano Counties. Colorado
Central Telecom prides itself in providing reliable broadband with small town
customer service.