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Michael Powell Opens The Cable Show 2014 [VIDEO]

Michael Powell Opens The Cable Show 2014 [VIDEO]


In front of a crowd of thousands both here in Los Angeles, CA and around the world via online stream, Michael K. Powell, NCTA President and CEO, delivered the first keynote address to open The Cable Show 2014.

"Everyone sees the power, potential and importance of the Internet," Powell stated during his address.

Powell highlighted the value of cable in strengthening the bonds of communities, in creating the platform for collaboration, in sparking the cylinders of innovation.

Powell went so far as to say, "we help light the lamp of hope that “We the People” can find solutions to the problems that plague our society."

As the community of cable and the story of innovation unfolds over the next three days, Powell's inspirational address was a superb way to kick-off the event. He helps remind everyone of the promise of cable and the possibilities of broadband connectivity around the world.

This year's Cable Show is going to be the spectacular combination of network and story and of technology and television. If you’re here, enjoy! Be sure to share your experience on Twitter and Instagram using #Cable2014. And if you’re not, don’t forget to take advantage of the live stream at