Title: EVP, Cable TV and Affiliate Relations, Comporium

Years in Cable: 41 years

Education: BA History, Presbyterian College

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Keep learning and never look back.


Beaty has led Comporium to winning numerous awards from Cablefax, most recently the prestigious Operator of the Year just this last July. Described as a “true southern gentleman,” he always maintains his cool even during heated negotiations and is able to navigate the waters as a telco in the video business with few ripples. Communications runs in the family as his father founded the first ever radio station in Rock Hill, S.C.: WRHL.


If I had a show on YouTube it would be called… “The Day-to-Day Lives of Bill’s Grandchildren”

I wish Congress would just… update antiquated communication law.

Favorite Cable Show memory: Discussing the soon-to-launch Golf Channel with Arnold Palmer

Favorite vacation spot: Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

My favorite business/motivational book: Good to Great by Jim Collins

The Daily


FCC Renews Consumer Advisory Committee

FCC chmn Ajit Pai renewed the charter of its Consumer Advisory Committee for an 11th two-year term, selecting 29 members for the group. American Consumer Institute

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