Former Time Warner Cable executive David Auger will oversee the newly re-organized municipally owned cable and Internet system in Mooresville and Davidson, N.C., a local news site said..
Auger, a former Los Angeles Daily News publisher and former division president for TWC in Charlotte, N.C., was named CEO of the MI-Connection Communications System on Tuesday, DavidsonNews.net reported. He had been a consultant until this appointment.
Under a new three-year agreement, the towns will take over management of the system from Bristol Virginia Utilities, the site said. BVU will provide customer service, billing and technical support for MI-Connection, which is taking on about 40 of BVU's local employees, the news site reported. The shift from BVU is part of an effort to cut costs at the money-losing operation, the site reported.
The article said MI-Connection has joined the National Cable Television Cooperative to acquire programming.
Auger was publisher of the Los Angeles Daily News from 1989-1994 and then worked at wireless-cable provider Cross Country Wireless in southern California. At Time Warner Cable from 1995 to 2006, he held management posts in Los Angeles (VP and general manager), Minneapolis and Charlotte (division president).
Since 2006 he has been a consultant (Auger Media Group LLC).