The most hated man in America? (the cable guy)

Before I started the interview with Kyle McSlarrow, CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, I joked with him that he’s the most hated man in America, because everyone hates their cable company. He took that in stride and we dug in and talked about the state of broadband, how USA compares to Korea and other countries, and all sorts of issues like what cable is becoming and what his view of the technology industry is.

This is one of the Washington DC interviews we did.

We hear a lot of villification of this group in the media, so it’s nice to sit down and hear his point of view on a wide range of things. I love how he blamed me for using too much bandwidth at one point at about 17 minutes into the video.

Compare his responses on broadband and network neutrality to those from when I interviewed Representative Ed Markey or my interview with Representative Zoe Lofgren. You can see a rift, even if it’s a nuanced one.

Discussion of this video has already started on FriendFeed. How about you, what do you think of the interviews we got in Washington DC so far? (a few more are coming soon)

Personally I came away with a lot better impression of the cable industry after this interview. What about you?

Comments

  1. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will be holding hearings today on targeted ads and the likes of NebuAd. I’m glad that some of the intrusion is finally being pushed back. An Opt-in model is the only one that works in my opinion no matter how anonymous they say the data is that is collected without your knowledge.

    I took a different spin on this on my blog but will avoid spraying you with the URL.

  2. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will be holding hearings today on targeted ads and the likes of NebuAd. I’m glad that some of the intrusion is finally being pushed back. An Opt-in model is the only one that works in my opinion no matter how anonymous they say the data is that is collected without your knowledge.

    I took a different spin on this on my blog but will avoid spraying you with the URL.