Charter Communications Inc. recently announced that construction has started on the Charter Technology and Engineering Center, a new research and development facility.
Located in the Compark Business Campus Metropolitan District in unincorporated Douglas County, Colo., the new 85,000 square foot facility will house the Advanced Engineering teams, a large testing lab and resources for the Product, IT, Network Operations and Care teams.
Charter Technology and Engineering Center is expected to be operational by the end of the year and will ultimately house over 200 technical staff, including 55 new full-time employees and 45 new full-time contract positions. Charter
“Charter is pleased to build our lab in Colorado, a state with a long and impressive history in the cable industry,” says Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Jay Rolls. “Taking technical innovations from concept to customer involves a great deal of integration and testing. Having a state-of-the-art facility will allow Charter to expedite that process and give us an even higher degree of confidence in successfully rolling out amazing new innovations.”
The new facility, which will be double the size of the company’s current labs, will feature raised-floors and a climate-controlled lab environment which will allow Charter to develop and test it’s residential and commercial service offerings for high speed internet, video, voice, and mobile apps.
“CTEC is where we will move solutions through the product development cycle, from proof-of-concept, to Quality Assurance testing, to certification of readiness for launch, all focused on new cable telecommunications technologies,” Rolls says. “We also felt Denver was a great high tech recruiting location. There’s a large base of talent in the area, and it is also attractive to candidates who would consider moving. It’s a great environment where we can work on future technology and innovation.”
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