Each year, one cable operator leads the others and sets itself apart from the pack. In 2011, the cable operator that has proven itself to be a force in the industry is Comcast Cable Communications.
On Sept. 26, the editors of Multichannel News will honor Comcast as the 2011 Operator of the Year. In this in-depth report, Multichannel News looks at how the largest cable operator and broadband provider in the U.S. -- as well as the fourth-largest telephone company -- succeeds at following its own lead.
After acquiring a majority stake in media conglomerate NBCUniversal in January 2011, the company has barely skipped a beat, rolling out new products and services. At a time when many cable operators are struggling to stay ahead of over-the-top competition, Comcast has blazed a trail of innovative products around the Xfinity brand, social networking and cable modems with speeds surpassing 1 Gigabit per second.