John Gdovin

Years in Cable: 38

Education: Bachelors, Math & Economics, Kings College

The days of RCN and Grande being “mere” competitors to the big MSOs are gone thanks to the triple threat of Gdovin, Holanda and Simmons. Among their achievements has been the acquisition of Wave Broadband, making RCN Grande one of the largest independent MSOs in the country. The company has continued the fight for video fairness by challenging key content and vertical merges, including AT&T/Time Warner.

Favorite restaurant: Del Frisco’s Steak House, Philadelphia; Abe’s Hot Dogs, Wilkes-Barre; and Grotto Pizza, Wilkes-Barre

Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? The Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments

Your social media platform of choice? Instagram and Twitter

What product or services could you not live without? iPhone/Internet

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Text messages and email.

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