Segra Appoints Telecom Leader Kevin T. Hart as New CEO | News

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 4, 2022–

Segra announced today that Kevin T. Hart has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Acquired by Cox Communications in 2021, Segra is one of the leading providers of super-regional optical fibers serving commercial enterprises and operators. Hart succeeds outgoing Segra CEO Timothy Biltz and will assume his responsibilities immediately.

Hart brings to Segra over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Over the past 11 years, he has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Technology Officer of Cox and has delivered over $ 20 billion in investment programs while nearly doubling the company’s return on investment. business. Under Hart’s leadership, Cox launched innovative new products and services, including G1GABLAST, the company’s fastest internet service, and a portfolio of leading business products for Cox’s business customers. He also led the Cox Network Transformation 2.0 initiative, through which the company invests billions to upgrade broadband infrastructure to support future residential and commercial applications for Cox customers.

Hart also has specific experience in fiber mergers and acquisitions and commercial communications. As Group Vice President and Level 3 CIO, he helped the company acquire and integrate eight companies, quadrupling revenues over a 24-month period. He was also chief information officer for Clearwire, the first national 4G wireless operator in the United States.

“Kevin’s ability to drive revenue growth through innovation and strategic investment, coupled with his expertise in technical, operational and transformational leadership and his knowledge of corporate and operator networks, will be a part of integral to the direction of the next phase of growth and market leadership at Segra, ”said Jeff Breaux, Chairman of the Board of Segra and Executive Vice President of Cox Business.

“As I learned more about Segra during the acquisition process, I was impressed with their strong customer focus and ability to deliver value with their fiber infrastructure,” Hart said. . “I look forward to working with the exceptional people at Segra to leverage their impressive customer-centric culture as we grow Segra’s customer base and revenue and develop cutting-edge technological capabilities that will advance the leadership of Segra. Segra in the market. “

About Segra:

Segra is one of the largest independent fiber infrastructure bandwidth companies in the eastern United States. It owns and operates an advanced fiber infrastructure network in nine Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. Segra provides Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced data center, IP and managed services, voice and cloud solutions, all backed by its industry-leading service and reliability. Customers include carriers, corporations, governments, higher education institutions, and healthcare institutions. For more information on technology and Segra’s commitment to customer service, visit

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest privately-held telecommunications company in America, we are proud to serve nearly seven million homes and businesses in 18 states. We are committed to empowering others to build a better future and to celebrate the diversity of products, people, suppliers, communities and characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

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