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NCTC Names Jared Baumann Vice President of Broadband Solutions

Joanne Dant
Primavera Group for NCTC
(720) 205-2454

February 6, 2019

NCTC Names Jared Baumann Vice President of Broadband Solutions

Lenexa, Kan.–The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 small and mid-sized independent cable and broadband operators across the U.S., today announced the appointment of Jared Baumann as vice president of broadband solutions. In the new position, Baumann will be responsible for leading 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 spent six years at C Spire 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.

Prior to C Spire, at CoreLogic FNC in Enterprise Infrastructure, Baumann spent more than a decade working closely with IT and Information Security departments to accomplish corporate objectives, meet implementation deadlines and control costs of enterprise projects. Previously, he was operations director of game day events for TicketsXchange. Baumann holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

Rich Fickle, NCTC President and CEO, said:
“Jared brings incredible industry knowledge to NCTC. He has nearly two decades in technical leadership experience and most recently, at a leading regional operator. As we move forward, he will spearhead NCTC strategies for broadband solutions, including services, products and education, to serve our members.”

Jared Baumann, NCTC VP of Broadband Solutions, said:
“I am thrilled to join NCTC, which has enabled hundreds of small- and mid-sized operators to grow with robust technologies, equipment, and content choices for more than three decades. As broadband becomes increasingly important to NCTC members, we will be focused on providing access to resources, equipment, and solutions to help them improve capacity and connectivity.”

About the National Cable Television Cooperative
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. NCTC represents more than 750-member companies in programming and technology acquisition. NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.