Layer3 TV, the self-described “next generation” cable provider, is seeking an “installation supervisor” in a handful of U.S. markets.
Layer3 TV is currently looking to fill that positon in Chicago; Houston; Alexandria, Va.; and in its hometown of Denver. Layer3 TV also has an office in Boston, but does not appear to be seeking an installation supervisor there.
Per the job description, a Layer3 TV Installation Supervisor will be tasked with managing and training technicians (contractors and employees), performing in-home installation, cable modem provisioning and in-home cable and wireless networks. The job will also be good for candidates who know their way around DOCSIS, WiFi, and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA, technology that delivers IP video and other content over home coax lines at high speeds for applications such as whole-home DVRs).
The location of those jobs could fuel further speculation on which markets Layer3 TV will target in the early phases of its service deployment.
Layer3 TV, which will use electric-powered BMW i3 vehicles in its service fleet, has been offering its IP-delivered service under the “Umio” brand in a couple of its early test markets for -- Midland and Kingwood, Texas – also the territory of incumbent cable operator Suddenlink (now part of Altice).
In a recent company profile in Wired, Layer3 TV CEO Jeffrey Binder said the company would also be launching in Chicago and a “couple of other major cities on the East and West coasts.” Per that report, Layer3 TV’s offering will sell for $80 to $150 per month, depending on how many TVs are connected to the service.
The story also shed some more light on Layer3 TV service distribution strategy. It won’t deliver content into the home over-the-top, but will instead come in via managed IP connections, and lean on a distribution facility in the Denver along with a 12,000-mile fiber backbone that will link it to individual markets that Layer3 TV will serve. For the last mile link, Layer3 TV will forge deals with “large infrastructure companies.”
Layer3 TV is not commenting further about its service deployment plan.