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Comcast Names Neil Smit CEO of Cable Operations

7 Dec, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Neil Smit

As expected, Comcast Corp. Dec. 7 named cable executive Neil Smit CEO of its cable operations.

Smit, who joined the Philadelphia-based No. 1 cable operator in 2010 after heading Charter Communications for five years, reports to Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. Smit previously was president of AOL.

The announcement was a formality since analysts had long believed Smit’s hiring was a precursor to greater responsibilities down the road.

Indeed, in a Dec. 5 presentation at the USB Global Technology and Communications conference in New York, Smit was introduced as CEO of cable operations.

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