Comcast Names New VP of Network Maintenance


Comcast has promoted Rob Austin to vice president of network maintenance and Metro E operations for the company’s Heartland region which includes Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky. He is based in the region’s headquarters in Plymouth.

Austin is responsible for a team of 420 employees in three states who maintain Comcast’s fiber optic and coaxial cable network infrastructure. In addition, he oversees new market installation, engineering and repair for Comcast Business’ enterprise solutions product.

Austin joined Comcast as director of engineering. In this position which he held until his recent promotion, Austin guided the day-to-day engineering operations and new product launches including telephony, video on demand, and digital video service migrations. Previously, he held similar positions at Media One and Continental Cablevision. Austin began his career as a technician.

He served as past president and board member of the SCTE’s Great Lakes Chapter. Austin is a member of the Women in Cable and Telecommunications Great Lakes Chapter.

Austin, of Marion Township,  holds a broadband communications certification with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.