RALEIGH – Access, which includes Google’s broadband companies Google Fiber and Webpass, has a new chief executive officer.

Dinesh (Dinni) Jain takes over the CEO role as of today, Google Fiber announced in a blog post Tuesday night.

The Research Triangle area and Charlotte are among the markets where Google Fiber continues to expand its gigabit Internet and entertainment services. Last fall, Google Fiber expanded its Triangle footprint to parts of Cary and Durham.

Last year, Google Fiber paused its expansion efforts.

Webpass is a high-speed point-to-point service.

Jain is “an accomplished veteran of the U.S. and European cable and telecommunications industries — most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Time Warner Cable,” Google Fiber said.

His task is to “move the Google Fiber and Webpass businesses forward.”

“He will lead Access and its team, which includes employees at our headquarters in California and in the nearly 20 markets across the country where Google Fiber and Webpass have ongoing operations,” the company added.

Tech news site The Verge notes that Jain’s hire comes as Access parent Alphabet (Google) to replace Greg McCray “who left last year amid turmoil at Access over the future of Google Fiber and Alphabet’s longer-term plans for providing low-cost, high-speed internet to both consumers and businesses.”

Business Insider adds that Jain is the third CEO for Access in the last 16 months. McCray’s predecessor Craig Barratt, left the previous October.