By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 3-9-17
Michael Powell, president of NCTA: The Internet & Television Association, says that while churn is inevitable, doom and gloom scenarios are not. “As long as Internet is the foundation of all of the opportunities and choices, that still provides a pretty powerful place for cable in the home.”
Powell was being interviewed for The Communicators series on C-SPAN, which is a public service backed by cable operators nationwide.
He signaled that the new FCC chairman was a visionary in that he sees the need for light-touch regs and for treating both networks and edge providers as important to the internet ecosystem’s virtuous cycle of investment and innovation.
Powell covered a range of topics, including net neutrality and the impact of a new administration and FCC chairman, Powell is a former Republican chairman himself. » Read More