Charter names former Cablevision exec Jim Blackley EVP of engineering

Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) on Wednesday announced it has appointed Jim Blackley as executive vice president of Engineering and Information Technology. He will be in charge of the Advanced Engineering and Information Technology teams.

Blackley (Image source: Charter Communications)

Before accepting this position, Blackley worked at Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) for 16 years, most recently as executive vice president for Corporate Engineering and Technology. His expertise will come in handy with Charter working to develop a 300 Mbps data tier to compete with Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

According to the press release, Blackley has "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."

Charter President-CEO Tom Rutledge said Blackley's experience "will prove invaluable as Charter maximizes the full potential of our network architecture."

For more:
- see this release

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