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Michael S. Willner spent his entire career in the cable television industry. He co-founded Insight Communications in 1985 and served as its CEO, a director and vice chairman of the board until the company was sold to Time Warner Cable in February, 2012.

As a young boy in Miami, Florida, Michael had a fascination with the television business at a very early age. He often rode his bicycle to the local NBC affiliate after school where the staff allowed him to help out in the studio while they produced and aired a live children's puppet show and the local news. Michael began his career in 1974 as the program director and news reporter for a small suburban New York cable system after graduating from the Boston University College of Communications. Soon after, he shifted his focus to general management and eventually became the chief operating officer of Vision Cable Communications, a cable company owned by a division of Newhouse Newspapers.

After starting Insight Communications, Michael quickly developed his hands-on style of management as CEO. He is a firm believer in open, honest communication. He personally ensured that employees and customers were always well-informed and had input and influence over important Company decisions. This commitment led to a secondary career - that of a leading man in a number of Insight television commercials in which he comfortably played himself with a great sense of self-deprecating humor.

Michael also became very active in industry affairs and has been one of cable's most active and effective ambassadors on Capitol Hill, testifying regularly before Congress on industry issues and pending legislation. He has served two consecutive terms as chairman of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the cable industry's trade lobby and currently served on its executive committee for many years. Michael also served as chairman of the board of the Cable Center from 2007 through 2011. He served on the executive committee of CableLabs; on the board of directors of C-SPAN, and the Walter Kaitz Foundation.

A recipient of the NCTA's 2004 Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership and a 2005 inductee into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Michael has yet to achieve his greatest goal of winning an Emmy for his leading role in Insight's commercials.

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Janie

(Paperback) It is easy to see why Steve Lampen is such an esteemed autohr and lecturer and one of the most respected cable engineers in the industry. Steve Lampen does an excellent job of describing cables and their applications. Starting with the basics of the construction of the wire, Steve describes everything from the conductor's base metal to the insulation and shielding to the applications most appropriate for each cable. He defines all of the important wire specifications and gives you a much better sense of which type of cables are most appropriate for you application. While the book is very technical in scope, Steve makes the complex topics interesting and readable. It is filled with helpful charts, graphs and tables color codes, NEC fire codes, resistance tables, dielectric constants and more.So much information is packed into this book that I consider it the best 400 pages of knowledge you can carry in your pocket! This is a must-have book for anyone interested in ANY aspect of cable installation or home-theater hookup.

Dal

The problem with the cosnemur-funded TV model, as I see it, is that it requires a simple infrastructure in place for the non-tech-saavy. I can't see my old relatives easing into a system where they can, or for that matter WANT to, choose which shows they want to buy via a web-connected TV. The beauty of TV, for them, is it works without user interaction (beyond changing channels).

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Tom

15GB is not a great deal per month for watching a lot of oinnle TV and movies, for everything else it should be plenty though. Each movie will be about 0.8GB Each hour of TV will be about 0.5GB Each hour of Internet usage (websites|social) will be about 0.05GBGaming (Xbox, PS3) wise mobile broadband won't provide a great user experience, unless it is for oinnle games (E.g. Facebook, Flash) and these will not use a whole lot.VA:F [1.9.17_1161](from 1 vote)

Johirul

Well to be honest to do what you want to do 15 GB isnot going to last you long.I do very ltltie streaming and nor do I play games on lineyet I get through about 40/45 GB a month.To do what you want you need an unlimited account whichmobile broadband doesn't do. You must be on 3 because asfar as I'm aware they are the only ones who do 15 GB a month.Also you mustn't forget from the moment you log on till the timeyou log off, everything you do either involves either an upload ora download and it ALL counts towards your capped allowance.VA:F [1.9.17_1161](from 0 votes)

paul cahill

5GB limit? wow. i did that tonight buy downloading the opensuse.org iso.

Ali

Glad I was able to help out! Over time I'll be adding more notes and posts, I've just been busy with a Cisco VoIP imittmenlaepon (plan on seeing more about that soon).

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It is really a good policy, why are we here? Not so cheap broadband.

Nate

More than likely this is to refine their bandwidth tracking to be able to implement data caps in the future. TWC wants to avoid the embarrassment of charging people for bandwidth that never existed like AT&T did when they charged folks for data used on days their phones weren't even on. Folks across the river have it and hate it. I really don't want to switch to CinBell Fios but at least I have the option when (not if) the service tanks. Enjoy your vacation Mike.

Zwei

Sounds good if they offer this as a $20 or less plan …$15 if under 5GB/$45 max.

Any more than that is a joke for anyone who watches a modest amount of Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Youtube, etc.

Heck, you can blow a fifth of that downloading one update to Mac OS X.

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