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grows and grows, which is a good thing, we're all going to
have to invest more money to keep up with demand. The
opponents of this look at marginal costs and say, 'Well the
next bit doesn't really cost anything. You don't really have
to charge anything.' But the reality is... for the Internet as a
whole to keep up with the potential usage, the companies
who provide the physical Internet are going to have to provide
a lot of money. That's going to require a return... I have
a lot of trouble with rhetoric that makes it sound punitive... if
you use more of something, you pay more. We don't today
have the plumbing to count the bits even if we wanted to. So
we are working to put in that infrastructure. If for nothing else
so that we can put in meters so that people can ind out what
they're using. But we're not in a position to do that today.
Some other people are, but we're not.
When it comes to your Science, Technology, Engineering
Math (STEM) outreach, why is this important?
Britt: We're falling behind in competitiveness with other countries.
And it relates to our business in that we have a great need
for employees who have technical skills. The nature of our business
is that we afix geographies. We don't have factories that
we can pick up and move offshore. The economic and cultural
health of our communities has a direct impact on our business.
Another area that's been important to me personally has been
diversity... I'm very proud of the track record we're building at
Time Warner Cable. I like " inclusion " better than " diversity, " by
the way. That's really important for the future of our business for
some of the same reasons STEM is important. We are a part
of the communities where we do business. We need to have
all the best thinking, wherever it comes from, and we need to
serve everybody in those communities.
Is there still a significant role for groups like NAMIC
and WICT to play in the industry?
Britt: Absolutely. One of the unique things about the cable
industry is that we tend to operate in geographies where we
were franchised. ... It has meant that to get scale on a lot of
these initiatives we need to team together as an industry. You
see organizations like NAMIC, WICT, Emma Bowen and others
that really have come to be because [of that].■
- Amy Maclean
We are proud to join in recognizing
our respected friend and former partner
Frank Lloyd
on his
Cable Lifetime Achievement Award
and extend sincere congratulations
to all the honorees.
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