How Cable Began – The Rest of the Story #Summit 21

Most people in the telecom industry are probably aware that the cable industry sprung to life in rural areas that were too isolated to receive off-the-air broadcast signals. No doubt, many have heard about the guy with an appliance shop that was attempting to sell TVs and had to figure out a way to bring the signal from an antenna on top of a mountain to display the wonders of television to prospective customers.

Watch the interview with Tim Himmelwright of Service Electric Cablevision, Inc. to hear the rest of the story about Service Electric’s founder John Walson and his first customer; a customer in a market segment that is presently the focus of growth for many operators. Himmelwright also discusses the early, unexpected competition, as well as the resourcefulness of the Walson who often had to create specialized tools that didn’t yet exist.

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