Charles Cook holds a Masters of Engineering from Cornell University, and Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and has more than 30 years of industry experience in telecommunications. Cook began his career at Bell Laboratories. He later joined USWEST Advanced Technologies where he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and Director of the Wireless Group. At CenturyLink he was a principal architect with responsibility for the development of copper, fiber, and wireless access architectures and strategies. He has an inventive mind, and holds over 90 patents in the area of telecommunications.
Mr. Cook actively participated in the development of numerous national and international standards for physical-layer access interfaces and technologies. While participating, he held several industry leadership positions including co-chair of the Joint Technical Committee responsible for development of the 2.5 Generation PCS/Cellular air interface standards that established the foundation of currently deployed mobile telecommunications technologies. He is well-respected for his contributions to the development of national and international industry standards.
Charles enjoys the outdoors, and is an Amateur Radio operator.