Google Access hires TWC vet as CEO

Feb. 7, 2018
Google Access (NASDAQ:GOOG), the parent unit of Google Fiber, Webpass and a number of other Alphabet projects, has hired former Time ...

Google Access (NASDAQ:GOOG), the parent unit of Google Fiber, Webpass and a number of other Alphabet projects, has hired former Time Warner Cable COO Dinesh Jain as its new CEO.

Jain will lead Access and its team, which includes employees at the company's headquarters in California and in the nearly 20 markets across the country where Google Fiber and Webpass have ongoing operations.

Access was formed in 2015 during the organizational reshuffle that also saw the launch of Alphabet as the overall parent company for Google and its subunits. Google Fiber bought Webpass in 2016.

Access has struggled somewhat, with Jain being the group's third CEO in as many years. Google Fiber announced a slowdown in fiber deployments in late 2016, and last October announced that it would not include TV services in new deployments.

Google Fiber, including WebPass (MDUs only), is currently deployed in parts of 18 markets, and signups started late last year in two more, San Antonio and Louisville. The company also recently announced that its service is available in more than 3,000 apartment and condo communities in its Fiber cities.

Time Warner Cable, along with Bright House Networks, was acquired by Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) in May 2016.

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