Terry M. Cordova
Mr. Cordova leads the more than 240-person Suddenlink technical operations and engineering team with oversight responsibility for all technical operations, technical training, residential and commercial security operations, carrier and commercial engineering, network / voice / digital video and data engineering operations. His team built a national backbone to support telephony, multicast video delivery for VOD, 3:1 HD content delivery, wideband data service and peering with major Internet content providers and ISPs.
In late 2009, Mr. Cordova and his team began to implement Project Imagine, a bandwidth reclamation effort to support new product and service deployment through 2012. The project has increased significantly the number of high-definition (HD) TV channels carried, expanded VOD services, and increased Internet speeds, including a new 107 Megabit per second service, which at first launch in 2010 was the fastest residential Internet service offered by a major U.S. provider. His team also has played a critical role helping launch new business services such as Business Class Phone, PRI, GePON and Hospitality HD.
Mr. Cordova is a long-standing member of SCTE (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers). He is three-term Board member, and now serves as chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2011 he was named to the year’s class of Cable TV Pioneers, was inducted into the SCTE Hall of Fame, served as chairman of SCTE’s Cable-Tec EXPO, and was named CTO of the Year by Multichannel News. He also was named co-person of the year (for 2012) by CED Magazine, and is a Mid America Cable Pathfinder.
Before Suddenlink, he was Division Vice President of Engineering for Charter Communications’ Southeast Division, serving some 3 million customers in nine states. Mr. Cordova holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Kansas State University.