ST. LOUIS, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Charter has attracted industry veteran Jim Blackley to the Charter team as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology. In this new role, Mr. Blackley will have oversight of the Advanced Engineering and Information Technology teams.
Mr. Blackley was previously with Cablevision for 16 years. His most recent assignment was Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering and Technology. Prior to joining Cablevision in 1996, Mr. Blackley designed software and systems with evolving development and technology responsibilities with Royal Insurance, Depository Trust Company, Long Island Lighting Company, Con Edison and American International Group.
"Jim's experience spearheading the rollout of industry-leading, innovative cable and Internet solutions will prove invaluable as Charter maximizes the full potential of our network architecture," said Charter President and CEO, Tom Rutledge.
Mr. Blackley will join Charter immediately, reporting to Tom Rutledge.
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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