Tom Rutledge

Years in Cable: 41

Education: California University of Pennsylvania

When it comes to important industry topics, you can count on Rutledge to be at the front of the pack. He has long called for companies to work together to reign in password sharing. It’s not surprising then that as Facebook-Cambridge Analytica put privacy in the spotlight he took the reins in calling for Congress to pass a uniform law with opt-in requirements that would apply to the entire internet ecosystem. The CEO also has taken a leadership position on compensation, instituting a $15 per hour minimum wage within the next year following tax reform and the removal of the Title II statutory framework. He’ll continue to blaze trails in the year ahead, including in wireless and 5G.

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