Tom Nagel - Participant

Tom Nagel is Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Comcast Cable. In this role, he is responsible for seeking out and developing new business opportunities within the mobility and wireless space. Tom is also currently the executive sponsor and company spokesperson for WiFi Forward, a coalition of technology companies formed to advocate for more spectrum dedicated to WiFi.

Tom led the overall strategy and creation of Xfinity WiFi, which is now the largest WiFi network in the United States with nearly one million hotspots. He was also instrumental in creating CableWiFi – a national WiFi network alliance with major Internet Service Providers (ISP). Additionally, Tom directed Comcast’s spectrum efforts and mobile partnerships with Sprint, Clearwire and Verizon.

In 2002, Tom began his Comcast career as Vice President of Business Development, where he led the integration of AT&T’s broadband voice business into Comcast. Post integration, he managed the ideation and development of Comcast Digital Voice, the first Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service in the cable industry.

Prior to joining Comcast, Tom was Vice President of Business Development at Gemini Networks, a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) start-up in Washington, D.C. He also served as Vice President of Business Development and General Manager at Cox Communications, where he oversaw the development and launch of the industry’s first high-speed Internet service in the United States. 

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides in Wayne, Pa. with his wife and four children.



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Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives