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Broadband Inspiration ViodiTV @ ACA

Importance of Investing in Your Community #Summit26

“We are truly Americana,” says Italia Commisso, EVP, Programming & Human Resources of Mediacom. As a cable industry veteran prior to being a co-founder of Mediacom with her brother Rocco Commisso, Italia understands that the investment in infrastructure is even larger than connecting individuals and businesses to the Internet. That is, their capital investments are […]

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ViodiTV ViodiTV @ ACA

Robocalls to the Human Highlight Film

A Brief Conversation with FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai No one can seemingly escape those annoying robocalls, not even the Chair of the FCC, Ajit Pai. In the above interview, Pai indicates that robocalls are his agency’s top consumer protection priority as indicated by the record fines levied against violators (e.g. this $120M fine). He also […]

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ViodiTV ViodiTV @ The Independent Show

Switch the Script to You Deserve #TIS18

“Switch the script…so that you are focused on the customer,” implores Dr. Frank Luntz. Luntz, well-known for his astute political commentary and polling, provides sage marketing advice to the operators at the 2018 Independent Show. He stresses that operators focus on the needs of the customers, instead of focusing on their products. The challenge for […]

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50 Capitals for 25 Years

The C-SPAN Bus made news for its appearance in Juneau, as part of C-SPAN’s ongoing celebration of a quarter century of supporting its affiliates and their customers with educational tours via its familar bus. In the above interview, C-SPAN VP of Affiliate Relations, Peter Kiley, discusses the 2018 tour, which is making stops in all […]

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ViodiTV ViodiTV @ The Independent Show

Talking Racing Culture & More with Dave DeSpain #TIS17

“Stick and ball sports – football, baseball and basketball – are essentially subsidized at every level, starting with schools”, says Dave DeSpain, host of The Dave DeSpain Show on MAVTV. In this interview, filmed on the exhibit floor of the 2017 Independent Show (TIS17), he contrasts those sports with auto racing, which requires not only […]

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ViodiTV @ ACA

2018 Compensation Trends in the Broadband Industry #Summit25

The idea that compensation is more than just salary was a recurring idea in the presentation given by Hali Croner, Chief Executive Officer of The Croner Company. Croner recaps her pre-ACA Summit 25 presentation in the above interview by pointing out that compensation goes beyond salary and includes: amenities and work environment time-off (technology companies […]

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Regulatory ViodiTV @ WEC

Inspired Questions from the WEC 2018 Regulatory Panel

The measure of success of a conference is often seen in the one or two takeaways or questions that inspire a change when one returns to the office routine. By that yardstick, the Washington update panel, moderated by Matt Polka, president and CEO of the American Cable Association, made NCTC’s WEC 18 well worth attending. […]

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Cable Television ViodiTV @ ACA

Eight Rebuilds and Counting

“We would love to be on there in Frankfort, because we can’t get the signal there,” is what a Louisville television station is purported to have written in a 1951 letter to the organizers of the Frankfort, KY cable system. As someone who overlapped with one of the founders and a key driver of this […]

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ViodiTV @ The Independent Show

Feeding Indianapolis at #TIS17

The Christians in Communications (CIC) organized event at Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis was an appropriate bookend to the 2017 Independent Show 2017, TIS17. Mirroring the Hunt.Fish.Feed event that was held at the beginning of the conference, this service project also reflects the type of community support that NCTC and ACA members routinely provide in the […]

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Inspiration ViodiTV @ The Independent Show

A Conference Activity That Helps Bring Good News to those in Need #TIS17

A wise Church youth director once suggested that one can learn a great deal by helping those who live in faraway locales.  In a sense, working in a shelter or a food bank in another town or state provides an opportunity to see things in a different light and, to some extent, benchmark and bring […]

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