Earle A. MacKenzie
Title: EVP & COO, Shentel
Years in Cable: 9
Education: BBA, College of William & Mary
One Word that Best
Describes Me: Determined
MacKenzie wasted no time in making sure 2016 would be a good one for Shentel. In January, the company announced the purchase of Colane Cable TV, a video, Internet and home phone provider located in West Virginia. The move enables Shentel to expand its cable business, specifically allowing it to offer a robust triple play including 101 Mbps of Internet to customers (both residential and business) in the Colane communities.
What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? I am optimistic that contrary to the desires of the programmers, a combination of customer demand, more video options and maybe even some help from Congress will make skinny bundles and flexible packaging a reality within the next five years.
What was your first job? A laborer on a construction crew
Best way to spend a Saturday night: Sharing a great meal with my wife
My cable industry mentor and why: Bob Gessner — he has been extremely helpful in providing me insights and perspective on the industry.