Former Time Warner Cable chairman, CEO Glenn Britt passes

NEW YORK — Former chairman and CEO for Time Warner Cable, Glenn Britt, died Wednesday at his home after fighting cancer, according to reports. He was 65 years old.

Britt served on the boards of Cardinal Health, where he was chairman of the audit committee, as well as Xerox Corp. He was also on the boards of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, the Paley Center for Media, FIRST Robotics and the Manhattan Theatre Club.

"We mourn the passing of Glenn, both as a fellow board member and a friend," stated George Barrett, chairman and CEO Cardinal Health. "Glenn was a leader in his industry and brought deep wisdom to our board. A man of tremendous accomplishments, Glenn always demonstrated humility and a deep interest in others. He leaves a lasting legacy and will be missed by all of us."

Britt served as chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable until his retirement in December 2013. He began serving as chairman of the company’s board of directors in March 2009, was named president and CEO in 2006, and served as the company’s CEO from August 2001. Until his death in 2014, he served on Time Warner Cable’s board in a non-executive role.

Britt was the driving force behind Time Warner Cable’s aggressive deployment of advanced video services, such as Video on Demand, high-definition television and digital video recorders. He guided the growth of Time Warner Cable’s residential high-speed Internet and digital phone services and Time Warner Cable Business Services. Britt oversaw Time Warner Cable’s emergence as a publicly traded company and grew it from a $6 billion operating division into a $21 billion, high-profile business in a highly competitive industry.

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