ST. LOUIS, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) announced today that broadband industry veteran Jay A. Rolls will join Charter in August as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience in engineering, technology architecture and business development to Charter.
Leading Charter's engineering and architecture teams, Mr. Rolls will also serve as the company's primary liaison to industry organizations, including research and development consortium CableLabs.
Mr. Rolls comes to Charter from Cox Communications, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Technology, responsible for technology and architectures across all of their communications and entertainment product lines.
"Charter is making significant investments in our infrastructure to improve reliability, offer more advanced products and enhance the overall experience for our customers," said Charter Executive Vice President, Technology and President, Commercial Services Don Detampel. "We're very pleased to have an industry veteran of Jay's caliber lead these efforts. He has a natural affinity for collaboration that will help ensure our product, technology and operations teams work closely together to exceed our customers' expectations."
Launching his career working on communications cryptography for the U.S. intelligence community, Mr. Rolls later worked with BBN Communications and Alcatel Telekom, spending nearly a decade in Germany. He has also held senior leadership positions with Pacific Broadband and Excite@Home. Mr. Rolls graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in electrical engineering.
Mr. Rolls received the Vanguard Award for Science and Technology in 2009 and is a member of the University of Virginia Electrical & Computer Engineering's Advisory Board.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
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