AT&T’s Colorado president Bill Soards said Thursday that he will take over as the company’s president for Indiana effective Nov. 1.In the role as AT&T’s Colorado president, Soards worked closely with state lawmakers to draft telecommunications legislation. Among issues he focused on were efforts to update the Colorado High Cost Fund, a program that reimburses phone companies such as CenturyLink more than $50 million annually for providing land-line service in rural areas.He also teamed with various organizations, such as the Colorado Technology Association, to oppose controversial measures, including last year’s attempt at regulating broadband service in Colorado.Soards’ replacement should be named in the coming months, the company said."During this transition, our business in Colorado remains the same,” Soards said Thursday. "AT&T will continue its ongoing commitment to Colorado.”Soards served as AT&T’s Colorado president for four years. He started his career with AT&T in his home state of Indiana, working there for seven years before moving to Chicago for a couple years.