LENEXA, Kan. -- The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), which represents more than 750 small and midsize independent cable and broadband operators across the United States, today announced it appointed Jared Baumann as NCTC vice president of broadband solutions.
Baumann will lead strategies for broadband solutions that can help NCTC members become more successful in their residential and commercial broadband service offerings.
Baumann will lead strategies on key NCTC broadband initiatives including broadband transport aggregation, home WiFi solutions, community WiFi, commercial services partners, wireless backhaul and 5G opportunities, smart caching, local network capacity, QoS management and more.
Baumann brings nearly 20 years’ experience in service provider and enterprise technical leadership to NCTC. Most recently, Baumann was senior manager of innovation and emerging products at C Spire, where he spent about six years leading key broadband and video initiatives including deployment of fiber to the home (FTTH), the first U.S. deployment of MobiTV as an app-based solution and 5G Home Internet.
Previously, Bauman spent more than a decade at CoreLogic FNC (in 2015, CoreLogic acquired FNC) in Enterprise Infrastructure, where he tightly partnered with IT and information security departments to accomplish corporate objectives, meet implementation deadlines and control costs of enterprise projects -- while maintaining security. Previously, he was operations director of game day events for TicketsXchange. Baumann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.
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