Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

Former Google Fiber general manager Kevin Lo joined Facebook as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments.

Former Google Fiber general manager Kevin Lo joined Facebook as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments.

Kurt Wagner and Mark Bergen of Re/code reported that Lo ran Google Fiber for five years, leading its operations in its initial three cities, adding that he will not work on Internet.org Free Basics.

Lo announced the move in a Facebook post (embedded below):

I’m excited to let you know that I’m joining Facebook this month as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments. I’ll help shape our strategy and investments with partners to build wireless technologies and ecosystems that improve global connectivity.

Facebook has worked hard over the past decade to make the world more open and connected–from partner oriented initiatives like OCP (Open Compute Project) and TIP (Telecom Infra Project) to new wireless connectivity technologies and long-haul fiber optic cables. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues in leveraging Facebook’s open and collaborative approach to innovation.

Facebook said Lo will report to vice president of infrastructure Jason Taylor, and it provided the following statement to Re/code:

We’re excited to have Kevin join Facebook. Kevin will help shape our strategy and broader framework for Facebook’s infrastructure connectivity investments with partners. He will work alongside Facebook’s infrastructure and connectivity teams to help build an active partner ecosystem and accelerate the adoption of new technologies that can drastically change the economics of deploying internet infrastructure.

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