Jim Samaha

Years in Cable: 25

Education: BS, Engineering, Cornell University; MBA, NYU Stern School of Business

The Freedom Region was a perfect choice when Comcast was looking for an area to first unveil its new wireless service Xfinity Mobile a year ago given its proximity to Comcast headquarters and its 19 operating Xfinity stores. And Samaha, given his experience and background as both an engineer and MBA degree holder, was the clear choice to oversee the launch. Under his guidance, the Freedom Region continues to excel in production knowledge, store design and process plans.

The biggest innovation in media/broadband over the last year? Xfinity Mobile

What product or service could you not live without? X1 Voice Remote

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Flipboard

Last show I binged not on my network(s): “The Americans”

Favorite podcast: “Hardcore History”

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