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ACA Cable Television History

The Bridge Between the Cable Past & the Broadband Future – #Summit23

Pat Thompson has lived the future. When she was told that “Women don’t do that,” she persisted and became the first woman broker in the still nascent cable television industry. It was an improbable career change for a single mother of three from Montana who had settled in Colorado only a few years earlier with […]

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The Independent Show

Feeling the Energy with Gary Shorman at #TIS22

Gary Shorman, past Chair of NCTC, speaks about the energy of face-to-face interaction at the 2022 Independent Show (TIS). It is the impromptu side conversations that only happen in real life that provide a great deal of value to a conference like TIS22. This conference brings together leaders of leaders. As Shorman says, ACA Connects/NCTC […]

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Broadband Viodi View

Viodi View – 03/11/23

Most ACA Connects and NTCA members share a company origin story about an individual or individuals who saw a need in their community for telephone, cable, or broadband. These resourceful people managed to find or create the resources to build the networks that connect their neighbors with the outside world. Attending NTCA’s RTIME and ACA […]

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Viodi View

Viodi View – 10/15/22

The pains of travel are more than rewarded with the human connection it makes possible. From CES to the Smart Driving Car Summit to the Independent Show, this issue features some of those connections. And speaking of ConneXions, look for Viodi at Calix’s must-see event starting tomorrow and going through Tuesday. Reunion of the Work […]

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Viodi View

Viodi View – 07/23/22

“Make up for lost face time,” says it all about the value of this week’s Independent Show in Orlando. This clever tag line points to the importance of in-person interaction. The Independent Show is always a good one for learning about the innovation and local service provided by ACA Connects and NCTC members and the […]