AT&T Broadband Top Brass Going West


AT&T Broadband executives are making a 'limited re-engagement' to the
Western Show.

Translation: The company -- which had withdrawn its commitment to stage
corporate meetings at the trade show in Anaheim, Calif., next month -- is now
working with the California Cable Television Association to get its new
management team on panels for the show.

AT&T Broadband vice president of external communications Andrew Johnson
confirmed that president and CEO William Schleyer, chief technology officer
David Fellows and chief operating officer Ron Cooper will travel to California
for the industry event.

However, the cutback in attendance among the MSO's rank and file remains in
place. Only the 'California contingent' of middle management will attend the
show, Johnson said.

Meanwhile, the CCTA announced that a number of companies have accepted its
offer to be 'participating,' but not exhibiting, supporters of the show.

Companies under that designation paid $14,000 each to hold press conferences
and reserve suites, as well as to access such events as the Chairman's

According to the CCTA, participating companies include In Demand L.L.C.,
CacheVision Inc., Lifetime Entertainment Services, Mixed Signals Technologies,
Game Show Network, Scripps Networks, Intel Corp., PanAmSat Corp., Oxygen Media,
USA Networks Inc., Fox Cable Networks Group, Rainbow Media Holdings Inc., Home
Box Office, TechTV and Radio One Inc.