Seab sees future in cable operators, ILECs

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* Name: Scott Seab

* Organization: Adelphia Communications Corp.

* Position: Director of Law & Public Policy – Western Region

* Hometown: Monroe, La.

* How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Nine years, though have visited periodically since I was 9 or 10 years old.

* Education: B.A.-Pre-Law, University of Louisiana at Monroe 1987; J.D., Tulane University 1990

* A few words about your company: Adelphia is the region’s premiere provider of cable entertainment and broadband services (and the fifth largest in the country), with an amazing array of new services to be launched soon.

* Recent accomplishments:

Transitioning from the CLEC side of the telecom industry to the MSO/cable services side, which honestly, has a much more promising future.

* Biggest career break: Gaining years of corporate and telecom experience in a family-run phone company.

* The toughest part of your job: Same as the accomplishment really.

* Someone you admire: My father and grandfather.

* About your family: Married to a lovely native Colorado Springs gal, no kids by choice, two yellow labs.

* Something else you’d like to accomplish: Running a successful telecom organization.

* How your business will change in the next decade: CLECs will be a footnote in the history of telecom, and the survivors will be cable operators and ILECs.

* What book are you currently reading? I usually have a few going at once, depending on what I’m in the mood for – “The 48 Laws of Power,” “Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide,” “Power Thinking.”

* What is the one thing you would change about Colorado Springs? The things I would change are already being worked on – better interstate infrastructure, downtown development, water management, but I guess the next area would be overall growth management.