Among several executive peers within the cable industry, Miller was selected for this award for his diligence in leading BendBroadband in the development and implementation of new technology.
Miller's efforts have contributed to BendBroadband's reputation as a leading-edge operator where technology is often deployed in advance of other larger cable systems. In 2008, the company was the first traditional cable operator in the nation to migrate its video service from analog to all-digital. In 2010, BendBroadband became the first American company to launch the HSPA+ wireless platform for rural broadband.
The company has also become a strategic partner for vendors seeking a "beta" environment to test advanced technology. BendBroadband will be the first U.S. cable operator to deploy the Arris Whole Home Media Gateway, better known locally as Alpha. Alpha provides multi-room DVR capability along with Internet, Wi-Fi, telephone and HD video from one central piece of equipment.
As the leader of strategic technology initiatives for BendBroadband, Miller is striving for integrated solutions that improve the customer's experience. He is an active member of various technical committees through CableLabs and the SCTE (Society for Cable Technical Engineers) and is a regular presenter at industry events. Miller has more than 20 years of systems, software and network engineering experience in the private and public sectors.
"On behalf of all of us at BendBroadband, I am thrilled to congratulate Frank on this well deserved recognition as the Independent Technology Executive of the Year," said Amy Tykeson, BendBroadband's President and CEO. "We are proud to have Frank Miller on the BendBroadband team."