STAMFORD, Conn., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that John Bickham has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Charter Communications. Bickham has served as COO of Charter since joining the company in 2012.
"John is the best operating executive in the industry and Charter is lucky to have him," said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO. "It is no accident that Charter has become the fastest growing cable company in the nation over the last several years under John's leadership. His operational expertise will continue to be invaluable to the company as we integrate three companies into one, and bring the many benefits of the Charter strategy and the Spectrum brand to millions of customers."
A 30-year cable industry veteran, Bickham has served in various cable operations leadership roles. Prior to joining Charter he served as President of Cable and Communications at Cablevision. Bickham served as Executive Vice President for Time Warner Cable overseeing operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Earlier he oversaw Time Warner Cable's Los Angeles system. In 1986 Bickham was a founding executive of KBLCOM, a cable company that partnered with ATC and owned cable systems in eight states.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum 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 Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.