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As part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years, he has been the Vice President of Access Services at Google since December 15, 2010, where he oversees the company’s Gigabit Fiber to the Home project and other efforts to improve access to the Internet. Prior to joining Google, he was founder and CTO of M2Z Networks, a company that sought to deploy a national broadband wireless network system that would expand consumer network access by providing nationwide portable broadband service that was also to help bridge the digital divide. He was co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Excite@Home, a high-speed cable Internet service provider from 1996 to 2002, where he led the development of the company's national infrastructure, and helped deliver the first large scale residential broadband access service in partnership with major cable operators. Earlier, he worked at NASA's Ames Research Center, where he managed the primary west coast interconnect for the Internet, and architected and managed the global NASA Science Internet. Before NASA, while enrolled at UC Berkeley, he worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, programming high performance computers in support of various Defense Programs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He has participated in a number of public policy forums, including two National Academy of Sciences panels and a variety of TechNet initiatives, and given testimony in Congress and before the Federal Communications Commission on Broadband technology policy. He has received two patents in the field of network access technology. He has participated in a number of Public Policy forums, including two National Academy of Sciences panels, and has given testimony in Congress and before the Federal Communications Commission. He serves as Chairman and Director of M2Z Networks Inc. He serves as a Director of FORA.tv Inc. and LogicTier Inc. He also served as a Member for Technical Advisory Board of Prematics Inc. and as a Director of Oblix Inc.
Noted For:Helped to deliver the first large scale residential broadband access service in partnership with major cable operators
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