Glen Post

Title: President/CEO, CenturyLink

Years in Cable: 35

Education: BA, MBA, Louisiana Tech University

Maggie Wilderotter

Title: Chairman/CEO, Frontier Communications

Years in Cable: 18

Education: BA, Holy Cross College

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Make your own luck.

Why Them? If you saw the bar rise on the rollout of IP-based products and services this year, there’s a good chance one of these companies was behind it. All signs point to a strong marriage since CenturyLink merged with Qwest last spring, as the combined company wasted no time bringing VoIP and IPTV service to key markets in 2011. After buying up Verizon’s local wireline operations in 14 states last year, Frontier tripled its size to become the largest rural-only service provider, and made good on expanding high-speed Internet services. It aims to deploy 3 Mbps service to 85% of its transferred lines by the end of 2013.

Tongue Twister: Frontier’s new online video site TumTiki streams local content; free TV episodes from major nets, including ABC, NBC, Fox, Food Network, Bravo, FX and AMC; plus PPV content through Frontier’s partnership with Amazon.com.

Maggie Wilderotter

My favorite meal that I can also prepare myself: veal scallopini
 
The one topping that should never be put on a hot dog: Cheese Wiz
 
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year has been…Comcast’s NBC purchase
 
If I had to pick a personal theme song, it would be…The theme from “Flashdance”
 
Favorite restaurant: Boulevard in San Francisco
 
Favorite “going out” town: San Francisco
 
The one thing I tell my kids about success in life: Work hard and give to others
 
Worst thing I’ve ever heard someone say in a meeting: “Bad idea”
 
My best technique for deterring time-wasting office visits from co-workers: Stand-up meetings
 
My favorite coffee order at Starbucks: 2 percent Latte with sprinkle of chocolate ?

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