In his new role, Colwell, a career mobile and access network engineer, will oversee the design and development of Charter's network architecture, including wired, WiFi and mobile networks, to deliver the company's converged connectivity vision.
Colwell most recently served as Charter's senior vice president, Wireless Products, responsible for the operator's mobile product and device strategy, WiFi offload management, and developing a converged customer experience across Charter's internet, WiFi and mobile products.
Colwell joined Charter in 2015 and helped build the company's mobile organization. He also oversaw the development of Charter's WiFi products and was instrumental in the launch of the Spectrum Mobile product, which the company notes is now among the nation's fastest-growing mobile services with among the fastest overall speeds.
Colwell also led the spectrum auction for Charter's CBRS licenses purchases. He will be based out of Charter's Technology and Engineering Center (CTEC) in Englewood, Colorado, and report to Rich DiGeronimo, Charter's chief product and technology officer.
"Justin was one of Charter's earliest mobile-focused employees and his extensive engineering experience spans multiple connectivity network architectures including mobile generations 2G to 5G, DOCSIS, fiber and WiFi.
Justin's deep expertise, creativity, and relentless focus to leverage our continuously evolving superior networks for the most competitively differentiated experiences uniquely position him to drive Charter's converged network strategy."
Prior to joining Charter, Colwell served as vice president of Access Network Technologies at CableLabs, where his focus was DOCSIS research and development.
Before that, he was a member of the Cricket Wireless national RF engineering team, managing all aspects of the team's strategic vision, customer experience management and technology development. In addition, he held various engineering positions at AT&T Wireless, Cingular and US West/Qwest.
Colwell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Colorado, and was a participant in the SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth. He currently holds six patents.